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Suggested Citation:"7 Solvents." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Gulf War and Health: Volume 11: Generational Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25162.



Solvents have a variety of uses in the military, and many of them were shipped in large quantities to the Persian Gulf. Some of the known uses for the military’s various solvents include the maintenance of vehicles and equipment, cleaning, and degreasin