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Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity associated with potential exposure.
Mil Med. 2005 Nov; 170(11):935-44.MM

Abstract

In March 1991, U.S. troops detonated the Khamisiyah, Iraq, ammunition depot, possibly releasing two chemical warfare agents, sarin and cyclosarin. The long-term health effects associated with possible exposure to these chemical warfare agents are unknown. This study was undertaken to investigate whether possible exposure was associated with morbidity among Army Gulf War veterans using morbidity data for 5,555 Army veterans who were deployed to the Gulf region. Responses to 86 self-assessed health measures, as reported in the 1995 Department of Veterans Affairs National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans, were evaluated. We found little association between potential exposure and health, after adjustment for demographic variables, and conclude that potential exposure to sarin or cyclosarin at Khamisiyah does not seem to have adversely affected self-perceived health status, as evidenced by a wide range of health measures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16450821

Citation

Mahan, Clare M., et al. "Health Effects in Army Gulf War Veterans Possibly Exposed to Chemical Munitions Destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity Associated With Potential Exposure." Military Medicine, vol. 170, no. 11, 2005, pp. 935-44.
Mahan CM, Page WF, Bullman TA, et al. Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity associated with potential exposure. Mil Med. 2005;170(11):935-44.
Mahan, C. M., Page, W. F., Bullman, T. A., & Kang, H. K. (2005). Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity associated with potential exposure. Military Medicine, 170(11), 935-44.
Mahan CM, et al. Health Effects in Army Gulf War Veterans Possibly Exposed to Chemical Munitions Destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity Associated With Potential Exposure. Mil Med. 2005;170(11):935-44. PubMed PMID: 16450821.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity associated with potential exposure. AU - Mahan,Clare M, AU - Page,William F, AU - Bullman,Tim A, AU - Kang,Han K, PY - 2006/2/3/pubmed PY - 2006/2/25/medline PY - 2006/2/3/entrez SP - 935 EP - 44 JF - Military medicine JO - Mil Med VL - 170 IS - 11 N2 - In March 1991, U.S. troops detonated the Khamisiyah, Iraq, ammunition depot, possibly releasing two chemical warfare agents, sarin and cyclosarin. The long-term health effects associated with possible exposure to these chemical warfare agents are unknown. This study was undertaken to investigate whether possible exposure was associated with morbidity among Army Gulf War veterans using morbidity data for 5,555 Army veterans who were deployed to the Gulf region. Responses to 86 self-assessed health measures, as reported in the 1995 Department of Veterans Affairs National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans, were evaluated. We found little association between potential exposure and health, after adjustment for demographic variables, and conclude that potential exposure to sarin or cyclosarin at Khamisiyah does not seem to have adversely affected self-perceived health status, as evidenced by a wide range of health measures. SN - 0026-4075 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16450821/Health_effects_in_Army_Gulf_War_veterans_possibly_exposed_to_chemical_munitions_destruction_at_Khamisiyah_Iraq:_Part_I__Morbidity_associated_with_potential_exposure_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/milmed/article-lookup/doi/10.7205/milmed.170.11.935 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -