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Gulf War Illnesses and Statistics
From The Hartford Courant   Author: Not Specified
Document Dated: May 29, 1995     Date Posted: January 9, 1997
U.S. soldiers in gulf during war: 690,000.
Gulf soldiers with persistent illnesses: 63,000 veterans and active-duty U.S. soldiers. Of the 399,473 retired gulf war soldiers, a total of 2,550 are. suffering from heart disease, 2,356 from neurological disease and 3,034 from respiratory disease. No accurate estimate is available for those suffering from various cancers. Scores of veterans and active-duty soldiers complain that their sicknesses have caused disease among spouses, and disease or deformities among babies and children. At least 2,200 gulf war veterans have died since the war. This estimate does not cover those who died while on active duty.
Civilians: An undetermined number of the 3,000 U.S. civilians who worked in the gulf during the war are sick.
Foreign soldiers/civilians: Hundreds of British, French, Czech, Saudi Arabian, Canadian, Norwegian, Kuwaiti and Austrian troops, as well as thousands of Saudi Arabian, Kuwaiti and Iraqi civilians have reported chronic illnesses with symptoms similar to those experienced by U.S. gulf war veterans.
Symptoms: Respiratory and stomach illnesses, nerve damage, rashes, joint pain, short-term memory loss and stress.
Possible causes: Oil-well fires, insects, depleted uranium, chemical or biological weapons, vaccines and pills the soldiers were ordered to take.
SOURCES: U.S. Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, U.S. Senate Banking and Veterans committees, gulf war veterans' advocates, civilians who served in the war, Iraqi News Service, U.S. and foreign press accounts.  ©1995, The Hartford Courant. All Rights
      Reserved. http://www.gulfweb.org/doc_show.cfm?ID=149
Iraqi Minister of Environment Appeals to Japanese Government for assistance in dealing with DU contamination Tokyo Shimbun, Sept. 5, 2008
Ms. Nermeen Osman, Iraqi Minister of Environment visited Japan last week to attend a UNEP meeting in Kyoto, said in an interview :
105 sites have been found contaminated by the DU shells used during the Iraq War of 2003, and she was to visit Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that of Environment to ask for assistance in  decontamination and health measures for residents.
She also said: Although researches on the DU effects on human health are still under way, it is clear that there is danger of damage to human health; cancer incidences have also risen. While they are taking measures to keep residents from entering the contaminated areas, they are carrying out works to remove contamination.
Furthermore, she said: she would like to ask Japan, A-bombed country, for assistance in treatment of victims, etc.
[The UNEP meeting in Kyoto was held to assess the advancement of the UNEP-Japan joint enterprise to recover Mesopotamian Marsh, which has been damaged severely during the Hussein era and due to use of landmines and chemical weapons during the recent wars.]
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