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Briefing Date:02/12/2014
Topic:Gulf War and Health, Volume 9: Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on the Health of Select Populations
Committee on the Gulf War and Health: Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
340 Cannon House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
and

412 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 2:30 p.m.

on

Gulf War and Health, Volume 9:
Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures

Part of a series of reports requested by Congress in P.L. 105-277 and P.L. 105-368, this new report continues the Institute of Medicine’s review of the health effects of our military’s service in the Gulf War. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers have been killed or wounded by explosions from improvised explosive devices. This report reviews available scientific and medical literature on the long-term health effects caused by exposure to blasts.

These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 13, 2014 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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