Depleted uranium is a perfectly safe material

Blake Bailey
Blake Bailey

depleted uranium is a perfectly safe material. prove me wrong

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Jeremiah Murphy
Jeremiah Murphy

Doesn't it catch fire on impact?

Brayden Roberts
Brayden Roberts

if it impacts a sufficiently hard object at supersonic velocity.

Thomas Collins
Thomas Collins

would you ingest it?

Bentley Cooper
Bentley Cooper

would you ingest any heavy metal?

Lucas Brooks
Lucas Brooks

btfo

Bentley Jackson
Bentley Jackson

Ok, so depleted uranium is about as unsafe as lead. Should we ban solder unless its pb free?

Liam Long
Liam Long

perfectly safe

Dylan James
Dylan James

what would be a perfectly safe material in your eyes?
lead is well within those boundaries to me.

Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook

So safe that they use it in ammunition instead of steel. Also so safe that any country that gets bombed by it suddenly gets a mysterious rise in cancer rates

Levi Thomas
Levi Thomas

the reason it's used for ammunition and armor is because of its weight and hardness. and war tends to be quite hazardous to the health of anyone involved.

Jaxson Stewart
Jaxson Stewart

on impact with armor it vaporizes, as it self sharpens and drills through the target. That all is well and good, the problem it that the uranium dust left behind is heavily mutagenic/carcinogenic
and goes everywhere. Basically anywhere you have used a significant amount of DU munition will become a hotbed for cancer and birth defects.

But it is fucking cool to suck an enemy tank crew out of the 4 inch exit hole on the other side of their surplus russian tank.

James Wilson
James Wilson

Normal functioning of the kidney, brain, liver, heart, and other systems can be affected by uranium exposure, because, besides being weakly radioactive, uranium is a toxic metal.[26][103][104] Uranium is also a reproductive toxicant.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium#Human_exposure

Depleted Uranium gets a bad rap because it sounds 'nuclear' and scary to idiots, but it's still a toxic heavy metal that requires the same precautions for use as any other heavy metal, including any viable alternative to DU.

Logan Davis
Logan Davis

But it is fucking cool to suck an enemy tank crew out of the 4 inch exit hole
That's actually just a myth
t. /k/

Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium#Human_exposure

Depleted Uranium gets a bad rap because it sounds 'nuclear' and scary to idiots, but it's still a toxic heavy metal that requires the same precautions for use as any other heavy metal, including any viable alternative to DU.
It's true that it's not radioactive when coming from enrichment proces but it's not the case when it's from spent fuel reprocessing even if the radioactivity is still low
There are concer about it's combustion product after ammunition impact which could end up being more toxic than with other products due to more absorption
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium?wprov=sfla1

Christian Reyes
Christian Reyes

depleted uranium is radioactive in any case regardless of where it's from. but it's very mildly so: about 1/4 as radioactive as enriched uranium. It's also an alpha particle emitter. Alpha particles have near 0 penetration ability. Fucking paper will stop the shit. Eating it is still a bad idea ofc.

Ian Ward
Ian Ward

about as unsafe as lead
nope it's much more toxic than lead, leads to cellular death because ultra-heavy metal fucks up nearly all enzymes in a cell
not even considering the fact that some radioactive uranium is still in it at low concentration, but more than zero is still way too fucking much and it will cause a horde of nasty cancers to spawn in all your organs

Nathan Carter
Nathan Carter

Read your own link. DU is significantly less radioactive than natural uranium. Radiation is not nearly as big a safety concern as the fact that it's a toxic heavy metal, like lead and tungsten. There's a whole lot of emotional panic whipped up about DU that just isn't there for other armor and ammunition material, and that's largely because the US uses it and European countries don't.

Evan Reyes
Evan Reyes

why not just make iridium coated francium ammunition

Zachary Richardson
Zachary Richardson

Cause iridium is super rare and comes from SPACE

Chase Lee
Chase Lee

Radiation is not nearly as big a safety concern
yes it is
low radiation levels in the environment is not very hazardous
low radiation even in tiny amount in matter that enters your body causes widespread cellular destruction and cancers, because each atom that undergoes spontaneous fission causes damage, and if you swallow 1 micromole of DPU with only 0.01% of radioactive isotopes remaining, you still get 2.530*10^17 possible new cancer. Avogadro number is a bitch

Parker Mitchell
Parker Mitchell

you still get 2.530*10^17 possible new cancer
Holy shit are you retarded. That would actually be over the lifetime of the sample (halflife for natural Uranium is something like 5e9 years) and each event has the potential to destroy DNA molecules, usually resulting in just the death of that cell, and in some rare instances leading to cancerous growths. If you're so worried about radiation in your body, stop eating bananas. Those are likely a far larger hazard to you than anything you'll get from the use of DU.

Uranium, just by virtue of its heavy metal toxicity (that it shares with other heavy metals like Lead, Mercury, and Tungsten), is several times more likely to cause your cancer than the minute levels of radioactivity it could introduce into your body.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young

But a $5000 meme bullet would be pretty ebin worth it.

Just imagine the target gets shot on tv and intead of dying E-X-P-L-O-D-E-S. Shock impact is good.

Logan Green
Logan Green

So if we made a planet out of stable isotopes the size of jupiter and then sent it outside of the galaxy to minimize radiation our DNA would survive forever and we would be immortal kangz?

Asher Rivera
Asher Rivera

No, your DNA would still be subject to cosmic radiation, and also to random replication errors that occur as a result of cell division.

Joseph Reed
Joseph Reed

When you hit someone with it, can they die?

Joshua Gray
Joshua Gray

not if we use very cold

Kevin Flores
Kevin Flores

(checked)

Logan Harris
Logan Harris

it would be very painful

James Young
James Young

4u

Oliver Nguyen
Oliver Nguyen

you forgot 'you're a big guy'
you fucked it up
but i still love you and wish you well, user

Anthony Walker
Anthony Walker

Water is a perfectly safe material.

Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly

Would you breathe it if it displaced the air around you

Nolan Brown
Nolan Brown

It actually is an air displacer. Obvious, that doesnt usually matter, but try jacking off in a hot, steamy shower some time. You may find yourself light headed and having amazing orgasms.

Jacob Allen
Jacob Allen

caring about sandnigger cancer rates

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

I want heavy metal deposits in my bone like Wolverine.

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Blake Sanders
Blake Sanders

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Hunter Hall
Hunter Hall

I don't think these guys would agree, OP.

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Brody Garcia
Brody Garcia

Do you think the blast waves from the ammo could make damages in confined spaces or is that only true in incompressible mediums like liquid or body?

Jordan Kelly
Jordan Kelly

Not that user, been years since I was /k/, but IIRC to cause something like hydrostatic shock you need a lot more energy than most weapons could provide.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones

Is that a truth bomb for ants?

Ethan Jenkins
Ethan Jenkins

As long as it doesnt get in the body you are essentially correct.UO2 is radioactive, but not at levels that would cause a serious problem, it is already a part of the soil everywhere naturally. once it gets inside the body its a disaster if you cant remove it. It will cause mutations, it is teratogenic but most importantly, it is incredibly toxic.

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Nathan Wilson
Nathan Wilson

If it is on Holla Forums, It has to be true.