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ID:

195

Date:

2007-05-25

Headline:

Gulf war culprit: sarin

Reporter's name:

Kelly Kennedy

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Army Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The group Veterans for Common Sense used FOIA to obtain research documents showing that sarin gas, used in the Gulf War, is the culprit of Gulf War syndrome, and veterans of that war exposed to the gas are at a higher risk for brain cancer, Army Times reported. Information obtained under FOIA also showed that the Pentagon knew that as many as 300,000 service members had inhaled small does of the toxic gas when U.S. forces blew up a chemical-munitions dump in Khamisiyah in 1991.

Keywords:

Gulf War syndrome, sarin gas, cancer, Veterans for Common Sense,

URL:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003723056_gulfwar26.html


Agencies:

DOD
VA

States:

US

Categories:

military


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