12 March 2002
This is the second of two reports produced by the Royal Society on the health effects of depleted uranium munitons. Part II deals with the risks from the chemical toxicity of uranium, non-malignant radiation effects from DU intakes, the long-term environmental consequences of the deployment of DU munitions and responses to Part I.
The Part I report, published in May 2001, considered the increased risks of radiation-induced cancer from exposures to DU on the battlefield.
An eight-page summary covering both reports has been produced that covers the key conclusions and recommendations.
The main conclusions of the Part II report are:
The appendices of the Part II report refer to technical annexes A to G that are available through Related Documents listed.