Tungsten also toxic?

April 22, 2009 · Posted in Uncategorized 

This could get ugly….

Tungsten was introduced to weaponry as an alternative to depleted uranium, or DU — itself an alleged toxin.
But scientists later learned that embedded tungsten alloy fragments can cause tumors.

So what do you do if both DU and its supposed eco & health-friendly replacement turn out to both be toxic?

We may end up in a situation where neither depleted uranium nor the only known alternative are politically acceptable. Heavy metal penetrators are an essential tool of modern armored warfare. What is needed is a new material entirely, and that is going to be quite a challenge from a physics and engineering point of view. And then it will need to be proven safe, which may take quite a while.


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