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Gulf War and health : updated literature review of depleted uranium

Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A large number of returning veterans from the 1991 Persian Gulf War reported health problems that they believed to be associated with their service in the gulf. This book concludes that there is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Review
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium.
ISBN: 9780309119191 0309119197
OCLC Number: 243822751
Notes: Stand-alone book; not a part of the Gulf War and health series according to Dir. of Publishing Services, National Academies Press.
Description: xi, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Summary of findings in the section on depleted uranium in Gulf War and Health, vol. 1 --
The Department of Veterans Affairs request for this study --
The committee's task --
Organization of this report --
Background. Uses of depleted uranium --
Exposure of military personnel to depleted uranium --
Radiologic and chemical effects of exposure to depleted uranium --
Dose-response modeling and risk assessment --
Toxicology. Summary of previous report --
Toxicokinetics --
Toxicity studies --
Application of the toxicologic data --
Methodology. Information-gathering strategy --
Principal objectives of epidemiologic studies --
Factors influencing the relevance and quality of studies --
Epidemiologic-study designs --
Inclusion criteria --
Rationale for not including studies of uranium miners --
Categories of strength of association --
Exposure assessment. Estimation of exposure to depleted uranium during the Gulf War --
Exposure-monitoring methods --
Clinical end points of interest. Cancer outcomes --
Noncancer outcomes --
Cohort descriptions. Uranium-processing cohorts --
Depleted-uranium studies --
Environmental-exposure studies.
Responsibility: Committee on Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium, Board of Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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