|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 13 May 2011 11:57:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, GLOBAL: "U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait have inhaled microscopic dust..."|
Navy researcher links toxins in war-zone dust to ailments By Kelly Kennedy USA TODAY May 11, 2011U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait have inhaled microscopic dust particles laden with toxic metals, bacteria and fungi - a toxic stew that may explain everything from the undiagnosed Gulf War Syndrome symptoms lingering from the 1991 war against Iraq to high rates of respiratory, neurological and heart ailments encountered in the current wars, scientists say.
"From my research and that of others, I really think this may be the smoking gun," says Navy Capt. Mark Lyles, chair of medical sciences and biotechnology at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. "It fits everything - symptoms, timing, everything.
Lyles and other researchers found that dust particles - up to 1,000 of which can sit on the head of a pin - gathered in Iraq and Kuwait contain 37 metals, including aluminum, lead, manganese, strontium and tin. The metals have been linked to neurological disorders, cancer, respiratory ailments, depression and heart disease, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Researchers believe the metals occur both naturally and as a byproduct of pollution.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2011-05-11-Iraq-Afghanistan- dust-soldiers-illnesses_n.htm
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