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Committee On Gulf War, Health: Literature Review Of Pesticides, Solvents
Type: eBook
Released: 2003
Publisher: National Academies Press
Page Count: 617
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 030908458X
ISBN-13: 9780309084581
Committee report on the relationship between the use of insecticides and solvents in the Gulf War and the illnesses of veterans. Reviews epidemiologic literature and cannot conclude of any connection from published studies. Volume 1 of this study, c2000, was listed in approval week 2001-3. Book Description Gulf War and Health, Volume 2, is the second in a series of congressionally-mandated studies by the Institute of Medicine that provides a comprehensive assessment of the available scientific literature on potential health effects of exposure to certain biological, chemical, and environmental agents associated with the Gulf War. In this second study, the committee evaluated the published, peer-reviewed literature on exposure to insecticides and solvents thought to have been present during the 1990-1991 war. Because little information exists on actual exposure levels – a critical factor when assessing health effects – the committee could not draw specific conclusions about the health problems of Gulf War veterans. However, the study found some evidence, although usually limited, to link specific long-term health outcomes with exposure to certain insecticides and solvents. The next phase of the series will examine the literature on potential health effects associated with exposure to selected environmental pollutants and particulates, such as oil-well fires and jet fuels.

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