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Exposure & Exposure/Response Relationships

Babarsky, Richard. Khamisiyah Plume Analysis. Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses. The article summarizes the efforts of a combined agency task force to develop predictions of the potential exposure to US Troops from the chemical fallout from the March 1991 open pit demolition operations at Khamisiyah.

Gray, Gregory C. MD MPH et al. Hospitalization Risk After Possible Exposure to Iraqi Chemical Munitions Destruction During The Persian Gulf War. Naval Health Research Center. Summarizes a study to be done to determine if subclinical exposures to nerve agents may later cause chronic disease.

Heller, Jack M. PhD. Use of the Troop Location Database and Geographic Information System Technology For Estimating Environmental Exposures and Conducting Epidemiological Research. U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. Summary of the joint agency effort to collect all the necessary data to assist in evaluation of suspected environmental exposures.

Hooper, Frank J. MPH, ScD. et al A Method For Comparing Self-Reported Depleted Uranium Exposure In a Cohort of Persian Gulf Veterans. Baltimore VA Medical Center. As part of a Depleted Uranium follow-up program, veterans were asked to self-report possible exposure to chemical toxicants during their tour of duty and any details of any possible exposure to DU rounds.

Cowan, David N. PhD. et al Asthma and Exposure to Oil Fire Smoke Among Gulf War Veterans. Gulf War Health Studies Team and Deployment Exposure Surveillance Program. Summary of a study done on the impact of exposure to oil well fires on the health of troops using participants from the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program to determine if there was an association between asthma diagnosis and exposure to oil fire smoke.

McDiarmid, Melissa A. MD, MPH et al. Biological Monitoring and Medical Surveillance Results of Depleted Uranium Exposed Gulf War Veterans. Baltimore VA Medical Center. Discusses the ongoing monitoring of veterans struck by Depleted Uranium munitions and assessment of the biologic effects of the radiological and chemical toxicity of Depleted Uranium.

Morris, Dee Dodson, JD, LTC, USA. Investigation of Incidents & Exposures Relevant to the Potential Causes of Gulf War Illnesses. Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illness. Outline of the mission, organization and activities of the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses.

Pepper, Lewis D. MD et al. An Evaluation of Respiratory Function in Persian Gulf War Veterans. Boston Environmental Hazards Center. Summary of a study to assess the respiratory status in relation to exposure to oil fires in Gulf War vets and to evaluate the relationship between measures of pulmonary dysfunction and respiratory symptoms. www.bumc.bc:edu/Departments/PageMain.asp?Page=1083&DepartmentID=97

Proctor, Susan P. D.Sc et al. Summary of Environmental Interview Data From Persian Gulf War Veterans. Boston Environmental Hazards Center. Two-cohorts of Persian Gulf War deployed veterans and a group of Germany-deployed veterans were studied in an effort to describe the range and frequency of self-reported environmental exposures and current health symptoms.

Pearce, P.C et al. A Multifaceted Non-Human Primate Model For Investigating The Long Term Impact of Exposure to Xenobiotics: The Effects of Low Dose Sarin On Behaviour and the Electroencephalogram. University of Bristol, UK. Study done to monitor EEG behavior as a result of exposure to doses of sarin.

Walsh, Mark F. et al. The Assessment of Depleted Uranium Exposures By Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy. Boston VA Medical Center. Summary of study done to assess the amount of depleted uranium retained in Persian Gulf War veterans wounded with depleted uranium shrapnel.

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