Ever since U.S. veterans started reporting health problems after the 1991 Gulf War,
interest in the use and effects of DU munitions has steadily increased. Some
investigations have proclaimed DU virtually harmless, but other inquiries have blamed
DU for thousands of cancers and other effects. While emerging scientific opinion
appears to be carving out a middle-ground position that DU can cause significant health
and environmental effects depending on a variety of conditions, the polar extremes
continue to dominate public discussions about DU munitions...