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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Putative Outcomes of Exposure." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Putative Outcomes of Exposure." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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Oil well fires

Pesticides

Petrochemicals—diesel fuels/tent heaters

Physical strain

Pyridostigmine

Rape or sexual harassment

Stress

Vaccination, inoculations, medications

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Putative Outcomes of Exposure." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Putative Outcomes of Exposure." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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This initial volume in an ongoing study of the potential health consequences of service during the Persian Gulf War responds to a request from Congress to determine whether actions taken to evaluate health effects have been appropriate. It reflects the committee's examination of health outcomes and related research efforts, women's health and reproductive health issues, infrastructure and procedures for data collection, health services influences, the role of psychiatric diagnosis, and a review of the activities of boards and coordinating groups, as well as how issues stemming from involvement in the Persian Gulf might be relevant for possible future conflicts. While the committee continues its full-length study of the problem, the recommendations in this volume are for actions it feels should be taken immediately.

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