[ RadSafe ] children of Gulf War vets (was Re: RadSafe Digest, Vol 769, Issue 1)

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Wed Oct 12 21:16:48 CDT 2011

At 04:14 PM 10/11/2011, you wrote:
>Mike Brennan wrote: >... If you are going to 
>claim that Gulf War vets father children > with 
>a significant increase in congenital anomalies, 
>that's one > thing.  It can be shown with 
>statistics.... For mothers, as well, as the 
>Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly 
>shown: "Dr. Kang found that male Gulf War 
>veterans reported having infants with likely 
>birth defects at twice the rate of non-veterans. 
>Furthermore, female Gulf War veterans were 
>almost three times more likely to report 
>children with birth defects than their non-Gulf 
>counterparts... with medical records 
>verification... birth defects in children of 
>deployed male veterans was about 2.2 times that 
>of non-deployed veterans." -- Department of 
>Veterans Affairs (2003). "Q's & A's ­ New 
>Information Regarding Birth Defects"" Gulf War 
>Review 12(1) p. 10: 
> >

Oct. 12

         This battle about Dr. Kang and Gulf War 
veterans has already been fought on RADSAFE in 
Feb. 2007.  This same issue of Gulf War Review 
has an article stating that Kang's work had not 
been peer reviewed, nor had it been 
published.  I'm not going to fight the battle 
again.  Click on the above link and read page 10 of Gulf War Review.

         What Salsman say below has no 
merit.  Because I have other things to do I'm not 
going to present an exegesis.  Salsman won't listen anyway.

Steven Dapra

>On the other hand, if you say...uranium is the 
>cause, then you > need to show that you have 
>excluded all other possibilities Really?  How 
>about showing that uranium is a teratogen as 
>Maynard first showed in 1949 and confirmed in 
>1950-1? It's been repeatedly confirmed in the 
>literature since, but never in health 
>professionals' testimony before Congress or 
>anyone else on depleted uranium weaponry, as far 
>as I can tell. I would love to be proven wrong. 
>The VA has never proposed any alternative 
>teratogens to explain the increase in deployed 
>soldiers' cancers and kids' birth defects. 
>Science and policy are often at odds, which is 
>too bad. Policy should be based on science. Sincerely, James Salsman

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