[ RadSafe ] [Fwd: three questions on "Reproductive health of Gulf War veterans"]

James Salsman james at bovik.org
Sun Mar 26 13:26:40 CST 2006

Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 02:56:27 -0800

Dear Drs. Doyle and Ryan:

I read your paper, "Reproductive health of Gulf War veterans,"
in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2006) 361, 571–584, with interest and

On page 574 you state that Kang, H., et al. (2001) in "Pregnancy
outcomes among US Gulf war veterans: a population-based survey
of 30,000 veterans" Ann. Epidemiol. 11, 504–511, "reported some
evidence of a modest increase in risk of birth defect for male
veterans' offspring...."

In fact, didn't Kang et al. report a near-doubling for birth
defect risk in male veterans' offspring and a near-tripling for
female veterans' offspring?

Why did you omit mention of the female veterans' birth defect rate?

Why does Dr. Ryan continue to refuse to release the U.S. data
subsequent to 2000?

James Salsman

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