2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: christinebettencourt@earthlink.net
Date: 28 Feb 2003 22:08:19 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] VA Boss: Monitor Health Risks to Troops
Regarding the Gulf War Ilnesses;  Dr. Gunner Heuser, PHD, MD, a world
renowned expert and neurotoxicology on Chemical Injury who invented
diagnostic testing for it and who served on a congressional panel regarding
the Gulf War Veterans illnesses told me Gulf War Veterans were exposed to
numerous toxinss and the symptoms are  the same regardless of the specific
toxin. In other words, chemical Injury is chemical injury and there are
hundreds of different manifestations because they cause multiple system
     He is located in Agoura Hills, California.  He is also an immunologist,
endrocrinologist,  forensic scientist and has over one hundred and twenty
papers published world wide in medical journals.  You don't get any better.

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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VA Boss: Monitor Health Risks to Troops

> Posted on Mon, Feb. 24, 2003
> VA Boss: Monitor Health Risks to Troops
> Associated Press
> WASHINGTON - The head of the Veterans Affairs Department, hoping to
> avoid health-care controversies that surrounded Persian Gulf War vets,
> is asking the Defense Department to track troop exposure to toxins and
> environmental hazards in any new war with Iraq and share the data.
> In a letter to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, VA Secretary
> Anthony Principi said data from tests of troops who may have been
> exposed to chemical, biological or radiological warfare agents, and from
> environmental monitoring, "could be critically important in our later
> health assessment."
> "Much of the controversy over health problems of veterans who fought in
> the 1991 war with Iraq could have been avoided had more extensive
> surveillance data been collected," Principi said in a letter to Rumsfeld
> dated Feb. 14. "I want to ensure we apply this lesson if there is
> another war with Iraq."
> As tens of thousands of troops prepare for a possible repeat war, Gulf
> War veterans continue to search for the cause of postwar illnesses that
> range from chronic fatigue to Lou Gehrig's disease. The veterans have
> been critical of the government's handling of their maladies, which at
> first were attributed to stress.
> This article can be viewed at:
> http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/5252706.htm
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