4167, Depleted Uranium isn't radioactive|
Posted by M2, Thu Sep-11-03 11:26 AM
Well, it is.....but the radiation is low level to the point where as long as it is outside of the body, it can't hurt you.
In fact, it even has civilian uses on planes and boats.
Where it poses a danger is on the Battlefield where after it's been used as an artillery round and exploded, it can enter the body as dust or small particles, and in high dosages, can hurt you.
But in it's normal state, it's about as radioactive as the typical low-level radiation we already encounter.