Gulf War and Health: Volume 11: Generational Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War


Report at a Glance

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In response to health concerns of Gulf War veterans, Congress in 1998 directed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to evaluate the scientific and medical literature regarding associations between illness and exposure to the toxic agents, environmental and wartime hazards, and preventive medicines and vaccines associated with Gulf War service. Since then, the National Academies has prepared more than ten reports, the Gulf War and Health series, focused on the health of Gulf War veterans. Gulf War and Health: Volume 11 assesses the available evidence on the reproductive effects related to exposures that may have occurred during the Gulf War and Post-9/11 conflicts, as well as potential effects of those exposures on the health of veterans’ children. The report provides guidance to VA on future research and looks at potential ways researchers may determine if there are health effects in the children or grandchildren of veterans of any era related to their parents’ or grandparents’ deployment exposures.