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Hazards of Uranium

Written by  Inge Lindemann Saturday, 10 April 2010 09:48
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Uranium mining and processing poses a tremendous threat to workers and the population in the surrounding areas through the release of radiation and exposure to heavy metals and chemicals.

For the last 100 years it has been well-known that uranium mining causes lung cancer. Today kidney diseases and diseases of the respiratory tract are proven uranium effects in humans. Research has defined a causal relationship to uranium mining and milling.
Uranium weakens the immune system and causes all sorts of health disorders including dermatitis and allergic reactions.
It can be concluded that there is no safe dose for uranium and there is no so-called “no-observed adverse-effect level" (NOAEL) for uranium.

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