Gulf War and Health, Volume 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Environmental Health, Military and Veterans Health
Board: Board on the Health of Select Populations

Activity Description

After the 1990-1991 Gulf War, many veterans had concerns about the health effects that might result from their exposures and experiences while deployed. This report is the last in a series of 10 congressionally mandated studies to assess the epidemiologic literature on the health effects associated with deployment to the Gulf War in 1990-1991. It will update previous literature reviews with special attention to neurologic outcomes, including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophiclateral sclerosis, and migraines.
The committee will assess what the collective literature tells us about the prevalence of veterans' symptoms and illnesses and what, if any, associations can be made about the exposures experienced by the veterans during their deployments and their long-term health outcomes.

As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

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