More than 20 years after Operation Desert Storm, at least 175,000 U.S. military veterans claim a broad range of mysterious symptoms known as Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf War Syndrome is the term for illnesses reported by many troops returning from the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. Over time, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has acknowledged Gulf War illnesses with disability benefits.
A UC San Diego medical researcher believes the root of the problem is troops’ exposure to particular chemicals in the Gulf region. The doctor has done research partially funded by the …Read More »