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IRAQ WAR EXPOSURES

More Than 600 Reported Chemical Exposure in Iraq, Pentagon Acknowledges

“We need total transparency and absolute candor,” Mr. Rieckhoff said, and noted the military’s poor record in releasing information about its use in Vietnam of Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant linked to an array of health problems, and in sharing data about troops’ presumed...
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Red Fridays – Burn Pits, the new Agent Orange

In Viet Nam, it was called  Agent Orange, and forty years later veterans exposed to this and other chemicals are still fighting for treatment and answers. In Afghanistan, they are called Burn Pits. The primary difference is the first was a weapon deployed against the...
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Other Toxic Exposures: Families link burn pits to health woes, debt

LeRoy Torres, 39, a Reserve captain and former Texas state trooper, was assigned to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, in 2008 and believes exposure to the camp’s open-air burn pits left him with debilitating respiratory problems. He can’t walk long distances, perform daily...
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Other Toxic Substances: Health effects of depleted uranium on exposed Gulf War veterans.

A small group of Gulf War veterans possess retained fragments of depleted uranium (DU) shrapnel, the long-term health consequences of which are undetermined. We evaluated the clinical health effects of DU exposure in Gulf War veterans compared with nonexposed Gulf War veterans....
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Depleted Uranium – DU: A NEW LOOK AT U.S. RADIOACTIVE WEAPONS

A NEW LOOK AT U.S. RADIOACTIVE WEAPONS During the current Iraq War the U.S. use of radioactive DU weapons increased from 375 tons used in 1991 to 2200 tons. Geiger counter readings at sites in downtown Baghdad record radiation levels 1,000 and 2,000 times higher than background...
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