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Urgent call for signatures on Petition to Secretary of State Clinton regarding upcoming Depleted Uranium Resolution at the United Nations
By Isabel Macdonald, WILPF-DC Branch
Please take a moment to sign and share our petition!
Change the U.S. UN vote on depleted uranium weapons this fall.
We write to draw your attention to the upcoming U.S. vote in this year’s United Nations General Assembly on a fourth resolution regarding the Effects of the Use of Armaments and Ammunitions containing Depleted Uranium (DU).
Animal and cellular studies have shown that DU damages DNA and has caused cancer in laboratory rodents. The US and other DU users have shown little interest in studying civilian populations but laboratory studies have demonstrated that DU is toxic to the body. Since 1991, reports have come from Iraq of increasing numbers of cases of childhood leukemia and birth defects which may be the result of DU exposure. DU contaminates the environment and is very expensive and difficult to clean up.
The International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW) and IKV Pax Christi invite you to a report launch. For more information, click here.
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