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How war debris could cause cancer

发布时间:2017-11-05 07:01:19来源:未知点击:

By Oliver Tickell (Image: Wikimedia Commons) COULD the mystery over how depleted uranium might cause genetic damage be closer to being solved? It may be, if a controversial claim by two researchers is right. They say that minute quantities of the material lodged in the body may kick out energetic electrons that mimic the effect of beta radiation. This, they argue, could explain how residues of depleted uranium scattered across former war zones could be increasing the risk of cancers and other problems among soldiers and local people. Depleted uranium is highly valued by the military,