Medical Consequences of Depleted Uranium Use in Northern Kosovo


  • Dejan Gurešić Faculty of Agriculture, Kopaonicka bb, 38219 Lesak, Kosovska Mitrovica
  • N. Srbljak Health Centre, Anri Dinan bb, 38220 Kosovska Mitrovica
  • Veljko Đukić Pan-European University APEIRON, Banja Luka



The very fact that during NATO bombardment of Kosovo and Metohija, ammunition with depleted uranium (DU) was used is of considerable importance in the case of an increased number of malignant diseases in the post-war period. This research refers to the period of time from 1997 to 2008. The pre-war period has been taken into consideration in order to compare numbers of the diseased in the period before the use of ammunition with DU and the period after its use. This research was carried out on 30.000 patients hospitalized, during the stated period, in seven wards of Health Centre in Kosovska Mitrovica.