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Briefing Date:12/17/2004
Topic:Gulf War and Health: Volume 3. Fuels, Combustion Products, and Propellants

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Committee on Gulf War and Health, Literature Review of Selected Environmental Particulates, Pollutants, and Synthetic Chemical Compounds

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Congressional Briefings
Friday, December 17, 2004
412 Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
335 Cannon House Office Bldg. -- 11:30 a.m.
and
2157 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.

on

Gulf War and Health: Volume 3.
Fuels, Combustion Products, and Propellants

Requested by Congress in PL 105-277 and PL 105-368, Gulf War and Health, Volume 3: Fuels, Combustion Products, and Propellants examines the health effects of hydrazines, red fuming nitric acid, hydrogen sulfide, oil fire byproducts, diesel-heater fumes, and fuels -- such as jet fuel and gasoline -- as part of an ongoing Institute of Medicine review of a wide array of biologic, chemical, and physical agents to determine if exposure to these agents may be responsible for Gulf War veterans health problems.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on December 20, 2004 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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