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Depleted Uranium Sunflower Seeds

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Had the 100 million hand-made and hand-painted sunflower seeds at Tate Modern been made from depleted uranium rather than life- threatening ceramics, dust would be much less likely to rise to nose level.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010

Sunflower seeds http://www.guardian...ors-sunflower-seeds
People of England, it is time to rise and say "Non!" [MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010]

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       re: link... yeah too bad ceramics melt in water or you could just rinse them off once a day... :/
FlyingToaster, Oct 15 2010
  

       Excellent, [MB]. The external radiation dose from DU is only about 60 percent of that from the same mass of natural uranium. What were they thinking?!?   

       So, wait...this is an IOTHU (If-Only-They-Had-Used) idea? What?
Boomershine, Oct 15 2010
  

       //The external radiation dose from DU is only about 60 percent of that from the same mass of natural uranium.//   

       Well, point taken. Clearly, it would be preferable to use natural, wholegrain uranium straight from mother earth, but depleted uranium is easier to get. Also, intriguingly:   

       "Civilian uses include ... radiation shielding in medical radiation therapy and industrial radiography equipment, and containers used to transport radioactive materials."   

       Hmmm.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010
  

       Not to mention DU counterweights in aircraft. Yeah, hmmm.
Boomershine, Oct 15 2010
  

       Wow! You bought the same edition of Wikipedia as me!
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010
  

       Flavour?
infidel, Oct 15 2010
  

       [MB] I hadn't noticed! What are the chances? Did you get the free custard?!?
Boomershine, Oct 15 2010
  

       You only got the custard? You should have held out for the okapi.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010
  

       //You should have held out for the okapi.//   

       No...vegeturanium.
Boomershine, Oct 15 2010
  

       They'd just sink if you sprinkled them on your muesli, [MB].
infidel, Oct 15 2010
  

       Grrtrh!   

       I filed a complaint against my own government for the use of DU munitions. The exporting of toxic waste without the consent of the receiving country is a felony here.   

       I got no reply.   

       I know where the water from Afghanistan goes.
Zimmy, Oct 15 2010
  
      
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