New report from top scientists confirms what many Veterans already know.
Questions surrounding the cause of Gulf War Illness, which affects as many as 250,000 U.S. veterans, are finally and thankfully being answered.
A new report from a Congressionally-mandated panel of scientific experts and veterans has concluded that Gulf War Illness is most likely the result of exposure to toxins, according to a recent RedOrbit story.
The panel also noted that research surrounding treatment of the condition, which to date has been limited, has been advancing at an “encouraging” rate.
Gulf War illness, whose many symptoms include pain, headache, cognitive disorders, fatigue, breathing problems, digestive symptoms, and skin abnormalities, was established as a legitimate condition in 2008 by the same Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC) that presented this latest report to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, RedOrbit noted.
“The Committee concludes that the evidence to date continues to point to alterations in central and autonomic nervous system, neuroendocrine, and immune system functions,” the report said.
This finding follows up on the groundbreaking 2012 peer-reviewed scientific study by James Tuite first reported by investigative journalist Jamie Reno which confirmed that weather patterns carried a massive toxic chemical cloud resulting from the U.S. bombing of Iraqi chemical weapon storage facilities a long distance before these chemicals ultimately fell on U.S. troops.
“Studies published since 2008 continue to support the conclusion that Gulf War illness is causally related to chemical exposures in the combat theater,” said RAC director Roberta White, chair of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health.