Leuren Moret, is a whistle-blower from Livermore National Laboratory, expert lecturer on the health effects of depleted uranium. Because she speaks out about depleted uranium (DU), she is constantly harassed by the US government and its agents.
Moret is a critic of the use of depleted uranium. She contributed to the United Nations subcommission investigating depleted uranium. She researched the environmental and public health effects of low level radiation from atmospheric testing fallout, nuclear power plants, and depleted uranium weaponry. Together with Dr. Hari Sharma and others, she studied high levels of depleted uranium measured in the tissue samples of 70 residents of Basra, Iraq, who died after the Gulf War from internal exposure to depleted uranium. Ms. Moret has detailed her research on the issue of depleted uranium particle size formed under high temperature conditions on the battlefield. The production of these particles in very high concentrations and numbers results in the permanent suspension of depleted uranium particulate matter in the atmosphere. These factors are the major contributors to adverse health effects caused by DU exposure.
In 2003, she testified at the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan held in Japan. A 2005 review of epidemiological studies of depleted uranium aerosols concluded that possible public health effects are significant and that there is a serious need for more research. Moret claims that hundreds of medical conditions are caused by exposure to depleted uranium.
She was a presenter at the World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference in Hamburg, Germany, and at the World Court of Women at the World Social Forum in Bombay, India in January 2004. She is a Contributing Editor to GLOBAL OUTLOOK, Environmental Commissioner for City of Berkeley, and a former president of the Association for Women Geoscientists.
Ms. Moret works with the Radiation and Public Health Project, a group of independent scientists who have written ten books on low level radiation and public health.
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