Benson, Kimberly A. et al. Neurotoxicity
and Reproductive Effects of Embedded Depleted Uranium in the Rat. Armed
Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. Because the effects of chronic
exposure to uranium from depleted uranium fragments is unknown a study
was conducted on rats to evaluate the kidney, reproductive system, behavioral
tendencies and neural toxicity associated with embedded pellets. www.afrri.usuhs.mil/index.html
Drake-Baumann, Rosemarie et al. Effects of Exposure to Low-Dose Pyridostigmine
on Neuromuscular Junctions In Vitro. Portland Environmental Health Research
Center. Summarizes a study done to examine the effects of PB on neuromuscular
function using 1-2 week exposure with low concentrations.
Fishbein, William N. et al. Masked Assay For Genomic Instability In a
Gulf-War-Illness Group vs 3 Matched Control Groups. Walter Reed Army Medical
Center. Summarizes a study done using a test for chromosome 7 to help
determine if increased frequency of this chromosome may be a useful biomarker
for genotoxic agents.
Henderson, R.F. et al Dosimtry of Inhaled Sarin. Lovelace Respiratory
Research Institute. Discusses a study done to measure the distribution
and tissue concentration of sarin in the brain of a rat following low
levels of sarin by inhalation and the influence of heat stress on sarin
Hoffman, Jerald L. PhD. Mustard Gas: Detoxification by Methylation And
Retrospective Analysis of Exposure. University of Louisville, KY. This
article discusses possible ways to protect US military personnel and civilians
from exposure to mustard gas during destruction of mustard gas and other
Karlix, Janet L. et al. The Immunomodulatory
Effects of The Chemicals Used During The Gulf War. University of Fl.
Study done to determine if exposure to Perm, DEET, or PB has any effects
on the immune systems of soldiers that were exposed to these particular
chemicals during the Gulf War.
Kisby, Glen E. et al. A Novel and
Sensitive Method for Detecting Mustard-Induced DNA Adducts. Portland Environmental
Health Research Center. Study done to determine if nitrogen and sulfur
mustards have a neurotoxic effect on animals and humans when exposed to
Ottenweller, J.E. et al. Persistent
Changes in Physiology and Behavior After Pyridostigmine in Rats With Low
BuCHE. New Jersey Medical School. Discusses the possibility that levels
of BuCHE may effect the development of illness in relation to PB exposure.
Overstreet, DH et al. Failure of Pyridostigmine Pretreatment to Protect
Against The Effects of Chlorpyrifos. University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill. Study done on rats to determine if the administration of PB prior
to exposure to chemical agents may make certain Individuals more sensitive
to these agents.
Van Haaren, F. et al. The Effects of Pyridostigmine Bromide, Permethrin
and DEET Alone, or in Combination, On Fixed-Ratio and Fixed-Interval Behavior
In Male Sprague-Dawley Rats. University of Fl. Experiment done to evaluate
the behavioral effects of small doses of PB, PERM and DEET.
Wilson, Barry W et al. Finger Stick Based Assays of Blood Cholinesterase
Levels. University of California, Davis. Discusses the operating procedure
for collecting reliable blood samples for monitoring of exposure to chemical
warfare and agricultural chemicals.