BBC News: Danger for the Region
John Catalinotto of the International Action Center in New York, set
up by former US Attorney-General Ramsey Clark and others to oppose US military
involvement around the world, said: "As the shell hits its target, it burns and
releases uranium oxide into the air.
"The poisonous and radioactive uranium is most dangerous when
inhaled into the body, where it will release radiation during the life of
the person who inhaled it."
The IAC said the Pentagon's decision to use the A-10s in the conflict
was "a danger to the people and environment of the entire Balkans".
And it claimed "solid scientific evidence" that DU residues in southern
Iraq are responsible for a large increase in stillbirths, birth defects,
childhood leukaemia and other cancers.