Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS   SPRING 2016 , Volume 6 , Number 19; Page(s) 181 To 198.
 
Paper: 

THE USAGE OF AMMUNITION CONTAINING DEPLETED URANIUM AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH FROM THE BIOETHICS PERSPECTIVE

 
 
Author(s):  KHAJI ALI*, MASHKOORI AHMAD
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ETHICS, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The usage of ammunition containing depleted uranium has been common in recent decades. The aim of present study is to discuss ethical issues resulting from human health effect of depleted uranium. Depleted uranium has devastating effects on the environment, water, soil and living organisms, especially human health. Civilian consist the majority of victims especially individuals that living in affected area meanwhile children are vulnerable than others. Its durability in environment is very long and a source of several health problems for civilians. In this view, these types of weapons and ammunition are very similar to Weapons of Mass Destructive (WMD). So, its usage is not acceptable due to utilitarian and common good viewpoints meanwhile usage of DU in military operation is repugnance to International Humanitarian Law. Finally, we must fulfill all effort to ban usage of ammunition containing depleted uranium in military conflict and wars.

 
Keyword(s): MEDICAL ETHICS, DEPLETED URANIUM, WAR, CIVILIAN, UTILITARIAN, COMMON GOOD, INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
 
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