UMRC is the only independent research group providing analysis for exposed people who have been sick for many years and unable to get proper testing. These people include sick veterans who were exposed during wars where depleted uranium (DU) munitions were used and civilians who have worked or live near nuclear plants.
Since 1997 UMRC has been conducting independent scientific research on internal contamination of radioactive isotopes including DU. The study is designed to determine the presence and quantities of radioisotopes in exposed veterans and civilians.
To investigate the possible connection between the unceasing symptoms of exposed persons and their bodies' retention of DU. Urine and bone samples are analysed by Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (TIMS).