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Gulf War Illness and 'radioactive' uranium weapons: health and environmental consequences

Wednesday 14 October 2009, 1930-2100
Biology Large Lecture Theatre

Royal Geographical Society (NW Region) and Lancaster Environment Centre Joint Seminar Series

Speaker: Prof Randy Parrish (NERC Isotope Geosciences Lab, BGS Keyworth).

Controversy surrounds the ethics and alleged consequences to health and the environment of the use of uranium-based anti-tank munitions in the Gulf Wars. This lecture will outline the background to this politically-charged topic, and show how laboratory-based measurements of uranium can help resolve fact from fiction and help to guide policy. Prof Randy Parrish is the Science Coordinator for Depleted Uranium Research of the Natural Environment Research Council and has presented his findings to the UK Ministry of Defence and the US House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology.

Tickets are free from Tracy Quilliam: tel: 01524 510081 email: t.quilliam@lancaster.ac.uk

Places available on the day, subject to availability.