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Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action A Putative Outcomes and Exposures PUTATIVE OUTCOMES Adverse pregnancy outcomes Amenorrhea Cancer Chronic fatigue syndrome Chronic respiratory effects Depression or post-traumatic stress disorder Excess or early mortality Infertility Joint pain Memory loss Multiple chemical sensitivities "Mystery Illness," "Gulf War Syndrome" PUTATIVE EXPOSURES Chemical warfare, biological warfare Depleted uranium Infectious tropical diseases—such as leishmaniasis Microwaves Multiple chemical exposures
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Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action Oil well fires Pesticides Petrochemicals—diesel fuels/tent heaters Physical strain Pyridostigmine Rape or sexual harassment Stress Vaccination, inoculations, medications
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