Gulf War syndrome not from depleted uranium but likely sarin, study finds

  • Randall Parrish

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Gulf War syndrome was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions but is likely to have been caused by exposure to sarin, a “conclusive” study has found

Period18 Feb 2021 → 19 Feb 2021

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  • TitleDepleted Uranium from Tanks, Ammo Not Tied to Gulf War Syndrome, New Study Finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMilitary.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date19/02/21
    DescriptionDepleted uranium in tanks and ammunition used in the 1991 Gulf War “played no role” in the unexplained illnesses, known as Gulf War syndrome, that veterans faced in the years afterward, according to a new study
    Producer/AuthorTara Copp
    URLhttps://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/02/19/depleted-uranium-tanks-ammo-not-tied-gulf-war-syndrome-new-study-finds.html
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome "likely caused by sarin nerve gas" not depleted uranium munitions, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletShafaaq.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryIraq
    Date19/02/21
    DescriptionA recent study showed that the real cause of the Gulf War Syndrome may be due to the soldiers ’exposure to Iraqi chemical weapons.
    URLhttps://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Gulf-War-syndrome-likely-caused-by-sarin-nerve-gas-not-depleted-uranium-munitions-study-finds
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleSky News Coverage
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSky News
    Media typeTelevision
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionScientists from the university of Portsmouth believe the symptoms suffered by thousands, might have been caused by the toxic gas released widely when troops destroyed caches of Iraqi chemical weapons
    URLtiny.cc/2jbmtz
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome not from depleted uranium but likely sarin, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Independent
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions but is likely to have been caused by exposure to sarin, a “conclusive” study has found
    Producer/AuthorEmily Goddard
    URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/gulf-war-syndrome-uranium-sarin-british-legion-veterans-b1803957.html?amp
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome 'likely caused by sarin nerve gas' not depleted uranium munitions, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSky News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionResearchers say none of those tested in the study were exposed to any significant amounts of the radioactive substance.
    URLhttps://news.sky.com/story/gulf-war-syndrome-likely-caused-by-sarin-nerve-gas-not-depleted-uranium-munitions-study-finds-12221410
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War Illness not caused by exposure to depleted uranium, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDefence Web
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionDebris from depleted uranium munitions used in the Gulf War has long been blamed for contributing to the illness of hundreds of thousands of veterans, but new research proves it is not the cause, according to the University of Portsmouth.
    URLhttps://www.defenceweb.co.za/daily-news/international-news/gulf-war-illness-not-caused-by-exposure-to-depleted-uranium-study-finds/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleDepleted uranium from tanks, ammo not tied to Gulf War syndrome, new study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMcClatchy Washington
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionDepleted uranium in tanks and ammunition used in the 1991 Gulf War “played no role” in the unexplained illnesses, known as Gulf War syndrome, that veterans faced in the years afterward, according to a new study.
    Producer/AuthorTara Copp
    URLhttps://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article249322725.html
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleResearchers cite new findings on Gulf War Illness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletUSA Today
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionResearchers have discovered two areas of brain atrophy in Gulf War veterans who responded differently to a heart-rate test, leading scientists to believe that even those with the same Gulf War Illness symptoms may need different kinds of treatments.
    Producer/AuthorKelly Kennedy
    URLhttps://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/14/gulf-war-illness-study/2417677/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleCOVID-19 posing increased risk to Gulf War veterans suffering mysterious illness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCBS12
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionCoronavirus is posing a unique danger to a group of veterans suffering invisible wounds of war, some of whom may not even know why they’re sick.
    Producer/AuthorJay O'Brien
    URLhttps://cbs12.com/news/local/covid-19-posing-increased-risk-to-gulf-war-veterans-suffering-mysterious-illness
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War illness not caused by depleted uranium from munitions, study shows
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMedical Xpress
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionInhalation of depleted uranium from exploding munitions did not lead to Gulf War illness (GWI) in veterans deployed in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, a new study co-authored by a leading researcher of the disease at UT Southwestern suggests. The findings, published today in Scientific Reports, help eliminate a long-suspected cause of GWI that has attracted international concern for three decades.
    URLhttps://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-02-gulf-war-illness-depleted-uranium.html
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War veterans face lingering health problems that may make them vulnerable to COVID-19
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletKATV
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    Description This year marks 30 years since Operation Desert Storm, the start of the Gulf War. Today, decades after the conflict, hundreds of thousands of veterans are dealing with lingering health problems. Emerging research shows those veterans may be more vulnerable to COVID-19.
    URLhttps://katv.com/news/inside-your-world/gulf-war-veterans-face-lingering-health-problems-that-may-make-them-vulnerable-to-covid-19
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome not caused by depleted uranium munitions – study
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletExpress & Star
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionUniversity of Portsmouth scientists believe the illness may be an ‘own goal’ from the destruction of Iraqi chemical weapons.
    URLhttps://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2021/02/18/gulf-war-syndrome-not-caused-by-depleted-uranium-munitions-study/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome not caused by depleted uranium munitions – study
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAberdeen Express
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome, which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long-term illness, was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions, according to a “conclusive” new scientific study
    URLhttps://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/gulf-war-syndrome-not-caused-by-depleted-uranium-munitions-study/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome not caused by depleted uranium munitions – study
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletShropshire Star
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome, which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long-term illness, was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions, according to a “conclusive” new scientific study.
    URLhttps://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2021/02/18/gulf-war-syndrome-not-caused-by-depleted-uranium-munitions-study/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleBBC Radio 4
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionCoverage of Randall Parrish's research which found depleted uranium is not the cause of Gulf War illness
    URLtiny.cc/zibmtz
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleBBC Radio 2 Coverage
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 2
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionCoverage of Randall Parrish's research which found depleted uranium is not the cause of Gulf War illness
    URLtiny.cc/7jbmtz
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleBBC Radio 5 Live Coverage
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 5 Live
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionCoverage of Randall Parrish's research which found depleted uranium is not the cause of Gulf War illness
    URLtiny.cc/cjbmtz
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleTimes Radio Coverage
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTimes Radio
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionRandall Parrish's research which found depleted uranium is not the cause of Gulf War illness
    URLtiny.cc/hjbmtz
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome 'not caused by depleted uranium'
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionAn illness suffered by soldiers who took part in the Gulf War was not caused by inhaling depleted uranium, according to a scientific study.
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56116101
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome which left 250,000 veterans suffering long-term fatigue and dizziness was caused by exposure to a nerve agent – and not debris from depleted uranium munitions, study claims
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMailOnline
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionSarin gas released when troops destroyed caches of Iraqi chemical weapons during the Gulf War is the likely cause of the so-called 'Gulf War Syndrome' affecting a quarter of a million veterans.
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9273765/Gulf-War-syndrome-not-caused-depleted-uranium-munitions-study.html
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome caused by destruction of Iraqi chemical weapons not uranium, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Telegraph
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionThe illness has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering from debilitating symptoms years later
    Producer/AuthorPhoebe Southworth
    URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/02/18/gulf-war-syndrome-caused-destruction-iraqi-chemical-weapons/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome 'likely caused by sarin nerve gas' not depleted uranium munitions, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYahoo! News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome, which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long-term illness, may have been caused by exposure to sarin nerve agent - not debris from depleted uranium munitions, a study has found.
    URLhttps://uk.news.yahoo.com/gulf-war-syndrome-likely-caused-070600759.html
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War Illness Not Caused by Exposure to Depleted Uranium
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletWar History Online
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionDebris from depleted uranium munitions used in the Gulf War has long been blamed for contributing to the illness of hundreds of thousands of veterans, but new research proves it is not the cause.
    Producer/AuthorDamian Lucjan
    URLhttps://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/depleted-uranium.html
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleNew study says the Gulf War syndrome is not caused by decayed uranium weapons
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletChina Times News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryChina
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionA new research report points out that "Depleted uranium Weapon" (Depleted uranium Weapon) is not the cause of "Gulf War illness" (GWI), the local environmental problems in Iraq, the proportion of chemical agents such as sarin Bigger.
    Producer/AuthorJiang Feiyu
    URLhttps://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20210218005626-260417?chdtv
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome 'not caused by depleted uranium' Portsmouth scientists claim
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGULF War syndrome, which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long-term illness, was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions, according to a ‘conclusive’ new scientific study by researchers in Portsmouth.
    Producer/AuthorTom Cotterill
    URLhttps://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/gulf-war-syndrome-not-caused-depleted-uranium-portsmouth-scientists-claim-3138826
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleDepleted uranium munitions didn't cause Gulf War Illness, study says
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletUnited Press International
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionVeterans with Gulf War Illness don't have any more depleted uranium in their bodies than veterans of the same conflict who never got sick, a new study says.
    Producer/AuthorChristen McCurdy
    URLhttps://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/02/18/Depleted-uranium-munitions-didnt-cause-Gulf-War-Illness-study-says/5871613691313/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleunNew Research Shows Gulf War Illness Not Caused by Depleted Uranium From Munitions
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBrinkwire
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionInhalation of depleted uranium from exploding munitions did not lead to Gulf War illness (GWI) in veterans deployed in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, a new study co-authored by a leading researcher of the disease at UT Southwestern suggests
    Producer/AuthorAlanis Hayal
    URLhttps://en.brinkwire.com/health/new-research-shows-gulf-war-illness-not-caused-by-depleted-uranium-from-munitions/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome not caused by depleted uranium munitions – study
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletJersey Evening Post
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionUniversity of Portsmouth scientists believe the illness may be an ‘own goal’ from the destruction of Iraqi chemical weapons
    URLhttps://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2021/02/18/gulf-war-syndrome-not-caused-by-depleted-uranium-munitions-study/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome 'likely caused by sarin nerve gas' not depleted uranium munitions, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSky News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionResearchers say none of those tested in the study were exposed to any significant amounts of the radioactive substance.
    URLhttps://news.sky.com/story/gulf-war-syndrome-likely-caused-by-sarin-nerve-gas-not-depleted-uranium-munitions-study-finds-12221410
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome ‘likely caused by nerve gas’ not depleted uranium, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSimple News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome, which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long-term illness, may have been caused by exposure to sarin nerve agent – not debris from depleted uranium munitions, a study has found.
    URLhttps://simplenews.co.uk/uk/gulf-war-syndrome-likely-caused-by-nerve-gas-not-depleted-uranium-study-finds/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleDepleted uranium from tanks, ammo not tied to Gulf War syndrome, new study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletArcaMax
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionDepleted uranium in tanks and ammunition used in the 1991 Gulf War “played no role” in the unexplained illnesses, known as Gulf War syndrome, that veterans faced in the years afterward, according to a new study.
    Producer/AuthorTara Copp
    URLhttps://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-2482476
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleStudy concludes depleted uranium doesn’t cause Gulf War illness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFifth Domain
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionA study released Thursday from the University of Texas and the U.K.’s University of Portsmouth found that inhaled fumes and dust from rounds and tank armor are not the culprit of Gulf War illness
    Producer/AuthorMeghann Myers
    URLhttps://www.fifthdomain.com/news/your-military/2021/02/18/study-concludes-depleted-uranium-doesnt-cause-gulf-war-illness/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleStudy Claims Sarin and Pesticides, Not Depleted Uranium, ‘Most Likely’ Causes of Gulf War Syndrome
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSputnik International Russia
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionLow-level exposure to pesticides and sarin nerve gas, not depleted uranium (DU) munitions, are the most likely causes of Gulf War Syndrome, researchers from Britain’s University of Portsmouth and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center believe.
    Producer/AuthorIlya Tsukanov
    URLhttps://sputniknews.com/military/202102181082118092-study-claims-sarin-and-pesticides-not-depleted-uranium-most-likely-causes-of-gulf-war-syndrome/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War Illness not caused by exposure to depleted uranium, study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDefence Web
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritorySouth Africa
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionDebris from depleted uranium munitions used in the Gulf War has long been blamed for contributing to the illness of hundreds of thousands of veterans, but new research proves it is not the cause, according to the University of Portsmouth.
    URLhttps://www.defenceweb.co.za/daily-news/international-news/gulf-war-illness-not-caused-by-exposure-to-depleted-uranium-study-finds/
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome not caused by depleted uranium munitions – study
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletKM Extra
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome, which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long-term illness, was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions, according to a “conclusive” new scientific study.
    URLhttps://www.kentonline.co.uk/news/national/gulf-war-syndrome-not-caused-by-depleted-uranium-munitions-study-23987/?cmpredirect
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleNew study sheds light on ‘Gulf War Syndrome’
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletArab News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionA mysterious set of symptoms dubbed “Gulf War Syndrome,” affecting hundreds of thousands of soldiers who served in the 1991 conflict, may have been caused by nerve agents, according to a new study by researchers at Portsmouth University in the UK.
    URLhttps://arab.news/yjzsu
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War Syndrome Not Caused By Depleted Uranium Munitions, Study Suggests
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletForces Network
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionScientists believe the most likely remaining causes for the illness are low-level and widespread exposure to sarin nerve agent
    URLforces.net/news/gulf-war-syndrome-not-caused-depleted-uranium-munitions-study-suggests
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • Title'Suffering Gulf veterans poisoned by nerve agent'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDaily Express
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf war syndrome may have been caused by exposure to sarin nerve agent, say experts who ruled out depleted uranium as the culprit
    Producer/AuthorJohn Ingham
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleIll veterans 'not affected by uranium'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe i
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf war syndrome which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long term illness, was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions, according to a study
    Producer/AuthorBen Mitchell
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleUranium 'not the cause of war illness'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDaily Mirror
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf war syndrome, which has left 250,000 veterans with long term illness, "was not caused" by debris from depleted uranium weapons.
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War syndrome 'caused by nerve gas in Iraqi caches'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMetro
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome, which has left 250,000 veterans suffering long term illness, was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions, says a conclusive new study.
    Producer/AuthorBen Mitchell
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleSoldiers gassed in Gulf
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDaily Star
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions, a study says.
    PersonsRandall Parrish
  • TitleGulf War illness 'not caused by depleted uranium'
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletThe News
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionGulf War syndrome, which has left a quarter of a million veterans suffering long-term illness, was not caused by debris from depleted uranium munitions according to a 'conclusive' new scientific study by researchers in Portsmouth.
    PersonsRandall Parrish