[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Which do people think is the 2nd place explanationfor Gulf War illness?

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue May 27 12:13:43 CDT 2008

The most viable explanation is an increase in reporting.  Something that was a shame to the family and the government, and not tracked well, became more acceptable because there was someone to blame.  Prove me wrong (Oh, by the way, anything that you think proves me wrong really supports my position, or can be discounted because it doesn't.) 

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fwd: Which do people think is the 2nd place explanationfor Gulf War illness?

What is the most viable explanation of the increase of health abnormalities seen among troops and in Basra and Kuwait after the February, 1991 Gulf War?

Is it depleted uranium?

Is it anthrax vaccine (which was given to both combat and non-combat
troops) or is it malnutrition, which was put forth by Dan McCarn as an alternative hypothesis?

If anyone seriously believes the later, I invite them to read what the CDC has to say about malnutrition and birth defects. Folic acid and fetal alcohol syndrome is about it.  General malnutrition follows the same pattern as folate deficiency.

Then please read Schröder H, et al. (2003). "Chromosome Aberration Analysis in Peripheral Lymphocytes of Gulf War and Balkans War Veterans" Radiation Protection Dosimetry 103:211-219, http://www.cerrie.org/committee_papers/INFO_9-H.pdf .

Then please look at this:  http://vawatchdog.org/07/nf07/nfAUG07/nf082207-1.htm

Please note that independent labs has confirmed that the uranyl exposure victims have genetic damage consistent with genotocixity.

I wonder which fraction of radsafers know that uranium salts were, just a handful of decades ago, used to stain DNA.  With an affinity to DNA and clear evidence of genotoxicity in cell nuclei, the second and third place alternative hypotheses are far behind. If anyone believes that they have any chance, please say why.

James Salsman

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