Scientific Research

Medical Effects of Uranic and Transuranic Isotopes


We are researching the biological and medical effects of contamination by uranic and transuranic isotopes, especially the “low-level” ionizing radiation.

 We perform two main types of testing, collaborate with other institutions publish our findings.


1. Scientific Testing

 (1) Environmental Testing


The scientific work includes the collection of environmental samples, such as water, soil and dust samples which are analysed with mass spectrometers.


 (2) Clinical Testing


Clinical testing includes the collection of biological specimens from symptomatic persons who have been exposed or contaminated. The purpose is to determine the biological and medical effects of such exposure and contamination.



2. Collaboration

 We aim to promote the collaboration among the medical and scientific communities on the issue of low-level radiation exposure.



3. Publications

Results of such research is published in medical and scientific papers.



Scientific Methodologies

1. Environmental / Clinical Testing


1. Methodology

Measurement of Uranium Concentrations in the Environment and in Urine

1.1 Summary of Methodology: The Decade of Depleted Uranium, Asaf Durakovic, Pat Horan, Leonard Dietz

1.2 Determination of 238U 235U, 236U and Uranium Concentration in Urine using sf-icpms and mc-icpms - An Interlaboratory Comparison, Gerdes et al. February 2006

1.3 High precision urinary uranium isotopes analysis to assess depleted uranium exposure



2. Clinical Testing

2.1 Methodology 

 Calculated Dose Estimates

2.1.1 Estimate of Radiation Dose from a Depleted Uranium Oxide Particle, Leonard Dietz

2.1.2 Dr Len Dietz Sets the Killing Rad Number, by Bob Nichols, March 2011

2.1.3 Estimating the Lung Burden from Exposure to Aerosols of Depleted Uranium,

Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 134 (1): 23–29 - Valdés, Marcelo (2009)


2.2 Methodology 

 Genomic & Genetic Aberrations in Humans 

 2.2.1 SKY/FISH Testing

2.2.2 DNA Sequencing 


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