The controversy surrounding the reality of the Gulf War Syndrome may be drawing to an end. With more than 50% of the Gulf War veterans experiencing physical, neurological and psychological issues arising from exposure to toxins in the war, the research into the existence of a Gulf War Syndrome has been long and complicated, but finally drawing to a close with recognition of the diseases seen among veterans.It has long been thought that the bombing of chemical and munitions sites released toxic chemicals, including chemical warfare agents.
Several years ago I saw a film produced by a veteran’s group which addressed the severe progressive neurological problems, which resembled conditions like ALS, experienced by some Gulf War veterans as well as the subsequent battles they experienced with the Veteran’s Administration in seeking benefits for their disabilities. Hopefully, with the identification of “a Gulf War Syndrome” this fight will not be required for veterans seeking disability.
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