Post deployment illness Gulf War

The ground war lasted four days and resulted in 147 battlefield deaths, but almost 199,000 of the 698,000 people who were deployed have since qualified for some degree of service-related disability. Of those, 13,317 people are disabled by "undiagnosed conditions"; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) or Unexplained Symptoms

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Gulf Syndrome Has Believers in Congress

Venus Hammack lobbied for this funds to be given to this project. I attended the Congressional Hearing on this subject to give this disability a face.
I am one of the ten percent of humans, call troops/GI, who had adverse health conditions after leaving the battlefield.

Funding Continues for Illness Scientists Dismiss
Gulf Syndrome Has Believers in Congress
By David Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 3, 2006; A01

Fifteen years after the end of the 1991 war with Iraq, a Texas researcher is in line to get as much as $75 million in federal funding to press his studies of "Gulf War syndrome," even though most other scientists long ago discounted his theories.

Epidemiologist Robert W. Haley has been trying for 10 years to prove that thousands of Persian Gulf War troops were poisoned by a combination of nerve gas, pesticides, insect repellents and a nerve-gas antidote. With the help of $16 million in past funding obtained by his backers in Congress and the Pentagon, Haley has argued that his "toxicity hypothesis" is the best explanation for the constellation of physical complaints that many veterans reported after returning from the Gulf.


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