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State of Hawaii's Department of Health Resources

  • The Facts about Depleted Uranium in Hawaii. Public interest and concern is sometimes raised about the medical effects of exposure to depleted uranium (DU). In this fact sheet, the Department of Health will discuss these concerns and explain why DU does not pose a significant health threat to the people of Hawaii.

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Health Physics Society

  • The Health Physics Society is a nonprofit scientific professional organization whose mission is to promote the practice of radiation safety.  In recent years, depleted uranium (DU) is frequently noted in the news because of extensive use on the battlefields of Kosovo and Iraq. There is a great deal of concern about the medical effects of DU exposure. In this fact sheet, the Society explains the significance and validity of these concerns.

World Health Organization

  • The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.



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