Cancer in Iraq vets raises possibility of toxic exposure

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  1. TheStripey1
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    This is not good...

    The article is quite a bit longer than what I quoted. The link to the article is under the title.

    Please join me in contacting our congressional representatives and ask them to begin testing our troops for DU exposure.
     
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    Makes you at lease wonder why we haven't heard about Iraqis themselves dying from similar problems in the 10's of thousands....kinda hard to keep something like that being a secret for even a few months....
     
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    maybe a significant portion of those Iraqis exposed to DU have died of "other causes" before their cancer presented itself?
     
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    or maybe record-keeping with respect to such matters isn't so hot in Iraq right now.
     
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    Many veterans of the First Gulf War were exposed to toxic fumes destroying an unmarked chemical weapons dump in Iraq.

    I think the depleted uranium argument is overblown. There is no conclusive evidence to prove it is anything but hype. Depleted means just that.
     
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    To Jillian and MM I say....could be, could be....

    The vets from the first Gulf War, when the Iraqis set the oil fields afire, seems caused a hell of a lot more toxic smoke, etc. than anything this time around....and from the thousands of workers that were there for months putting out the fires, ? I've never heard anything from them.......

    Need more info on this than is available now....credible info...
     

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