Friday, May 13, 2011

UPI: Sand Contaminated with Heavy Metals, Bacteria, Fungi May Have Caused Illness in Some Gulf War Troops


The UPI is reporting a news story that microfine sand particulate matter may be at the root of some Gulf War veterans’ illnesses.

According to the story:

U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Lyles, chairman of medical sciences and biotechnology at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and colleagues found dust particles collected in Iraq and Kuwait contain 37 metals, including aluminum, lead, manganese, strontium and tin -- heavy metals linked to neurological disorders, cancer, respiratory ailments, depression and heart disease, USA Today reported. 

The dust contains 147 different kinds of bacteria, as well as fungi, the scientists say.

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Keith said...

This info was published over a year ago. They are regergetaing so they are made to look like they are doing new work.

Anonymous said...

It is intresting research. Unfortuantely it detracts from the real story. Navy veterans got sick that were not exposed to there. People got sick before deployment. The "offical" story is what is being maintain at the cost of truth, honor, and justice. No military memember left behind right? Propganda at it's finest first no one has it, and now ok it's real but only the ones we say have it. Divide and Conqueor.