AUTHORFulco, Carolyn E. / Liverman, Catharyn T. / Sox, Harold C., Eds.
TITLEGulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines
PUBLISHERNational Academy Press
CITYWashington, D.C.
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This book contains the results of a study of the U. S. National Academies of the adverse health effects of various toxic materials that Gulf War veterans were exposed to during the conflict. The National Academies Institute of Medicine was charged with evaluating the scientific literature available about the chemical and biological agents known or suspected to have been present in the conflict. The study does not draw any overarching conclusions about the existence or nature of Gulf War Syndrome. The fourth chapter of the book contains a detailed chemical and radiological description of depleted uranium and offers a comprehensive analysis of the scientific literature written about its radiological and toxicological health effects in animals and humans. The book also details health effects of the toxic materials examined on specific organs and body systems.

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