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1 Introduction
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... The war was considered a military success with few injuries or deaths, but a number of veterans began experiencing symptoms after their return, such as fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and sleep disturbances. In response to growing concern of possible exposure to a biologic, chemical, or physical agent as the cause of the symptoms, Congress passed two laws in 1998: PL 105-277, the Persian Gulf War Veterans Act, and PL 105-368, the Veterans Programs Enhancement Act.
From page 8...
...  DEET (repellent) •  he following low-level nerve agents and precursor compounds at exposures T below those which produce immediately apparent incapacitating symptoms:  Sarin  Tabun • The following synthetic chemical compounds:   ustard agents at exposures below those which cause immediate blistering M  Volatile organic compounds  Hydrazine  Red fuming nitric acid  Solvents • The following sources of radiation:  Depleted uranium  Microwave radiation  Radiofrequency radiation • The following environmental particles and pollutants:  Hydrogen sulfide  Oil-fire byproducts  Diesel-heater fumes  Sand microparticles • Diseases endemic to the region, including the following:  Leishmaniasis  Sand fly fever  Infections due to pathogenic Escherichia coli  Shigellosis •  ime-compressed administration of multiple live "attenuated" and toxoid T vaccines
From page 9...
... Therefore, the committee studied the health outcomes of exposure to natural and processed uranium in workers at plants that processed uranium ore for use in weapons and nuclear reactors. After evaluating the literature, the committee concluded that there was inadequate or insufficient evidence to determine whether an association exists between uranium 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.
From page 10...
... For those reasons, VA has asked IOM to update the 2000 report and to take into consideration information on health outcomes of exposure to depleted uranium that has been published since Volume 1. The Committee's Task In response to VA's request, 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.
From page 11...
... Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Report of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors.

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