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... In 1998, IOM began a program to examine health risks posed by specific agents and hazards to which Gulf War veterans might have been exposed during their deployment. Five reports have examined health outcomes related to depleted uranium, pyridostigmine bromide, sarin, and vaccines; insecticides and solvents; fuels, combustion products, and propellants; infectious diseases; and physiologic, psychologic, and psychosocial effects of deployment-related stress.
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... After evaluating the literature, the committee concluded that there was inadequate or insufficient evidence to determine whether an association exists between uranium exposure and 14 health outcomes -- lymphatic cancer, bone cancer, nervous system disease, reproductive or developmental dysfunction, nonmalignant respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, immune-mediated disease, effects on hematologic measures, genotoxic effects, cardiovascular effects, hepatic disease, dermal effects, ocular effects, and musculoskeletal effects. It also concluded that there was limited or suggestive evidence of no association between uranium and clinically significant renal dysfunction and between uranium and lung cancer at cumulative internal doses lower than 200 mSv.
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... In response, IOM entered into a contract with VA to conduct the following study: An IOM committee will review, evaluate, and summarize the scientific literature regarding the association between exposure to depleted uranium and long-term human health outcomes. The study committee will incorporate literature pub lished since the 2000 IOM report Gulf War and Health, Volume 1: Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, Vaccines was written.
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... The committee used the evidence in the scientific literature to draw conclusions about associations between exposure to depleted uranium and specific adverse health outcomes. Those conclusions are presented as categories of strength of association.
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... On the basis of the available literature, the committee concluded that there is inadequate/insufficient evidence to determine whether an association exists between exposure to uranium and all the health outcomes examined: lung cancer, leukemia, lymphoma (Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma) , bone cancer, renal cancer, bladder cancer, brain and other nervous system cancers, stomach cancer, prostatic cancer, testicular cancer, nonmalignant renal disease, nonmalignant respiratory disease, neurologic effects, reproductive and developmental effects, and several other health outcomes (cardiovascular effects, genotoxicity, hematologic effects, immunologic effects, and skeletal effects)

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