Depleted uranium is a fascinating topic of study. Turn over any facet of the subject and what scurries out from underneath into the light of day are lies and subterfuge, distortions of truth and scientific fraud. To attain a panoramic vision of the guile that impregnates the subject of depleted uranium, one needs to recognize that, by its very nature, everything about DU can be nothing other than duplicitous. Disingenuousness is an inherent property of DU, as intrinsic to it as its density or specific activity. This is not because of what DU is or what it does, but because of what it points to.
The official agencies that set standards for radiation safety have artfully manipulated the pivotal concepts of dose and risk to perpetuate an archaic and inaccurate understanding of radiation effects. In so doing, these organizations, to which the whole world turns for guidelines, promulgates as safe levels of exposure to radionuclides which are hazardous. This intentional corruption of scientific fact is what has allowed the nuclear establishment to pursue its agenda with impunity while leaving in its wake an epidemic of ailing victims whose health has been destroyed by internal contamination.