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Veteran and environmental testing

Papers and reports on veteran and environmental testing by states, researchers and NGOs.


  • Dan Fahey's 2005 paper on veteran testing

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    Dan Fahey
    Summary of government data on testing of veterans for depleted uranium exposure during service in Iraq. February 2005
  • FAQ: DU testing for veterans

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    WISE Uranium Project
    Overview of DU analysis of exposed veterans
  • DUOB Final Report Feb 2007

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    Final report of the UK Depleted Uranium Oversight Board who assessed 800 UK veterans of a possible 50,000 who had taken part in conflicts where uranium weapons had been used.
  • False Negatives: Facts and Fiction about DU and US Veterans

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    Dan Fahey
    A look at the bad science and politicisation that is rife in the US veteran testing scheme. Presentation from 'Towards a Uranium Weapons Treaty' Workshop, UN Geneva, April 2008.
  • Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans

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    The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses was created by Congress in 1998, and first appointed by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi in January, 2002. The mission of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on government research relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theatre of operations during the Persian Gulf War.
  • Gulf War Illness & Depleted Uranium

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    Dave Cullen, CADU
    In November 2008 an exhaustive study on the health problems experienced by veterans of the 1991 Gulf War was produced by the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses (RAC), a body set up by the US congress. The report powerfully illustrates the state of research on DU and human health, as well as showing the resistance within the US department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to proper investigation into Gulf War illness and the flaws in research that they have commissioned.
  • Review of the IOM veteran's epidemiology study design

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    ICBUW Science Team
    The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) asked the Institute of Medicine to determine the feasibility and design of an epidemiological study that would indicate a link between depleted uranium (DU) exposure in veterans and a health or health outcomes. This was part of the comprehensive study of health effects of DU required by Section 716 of the 2007 John Warner National Defense Authorization Act. The paper deals with elements needed in high-quality epidemiologic studies, DOD databases and research efforts and recommendations for future studies.
  • ICBUW review of IOM Gulf War and Health

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    ICBUW Science Team
    Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium’s chief function is a review of human epidemiological studies of exposure to uranium and depleted uranium.