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Searching for the environmental smoking gun of Gulf War Illness

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A talk by Professor Randall Parrish, Professor of Isotope Geology, University of Portsmouth

Gulf War Illness affects hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians involved in the Gulf War of 1991. Possible explanations include psychosomatic conditions, and exposure to depleted uranium (DU) munitions, pesticides, anti-nerve agents, and chemical weapons.

In this presentation, Prof. Parrish reviews the role and environmental legacy of depleted uranium munitions, presents results of several DU testing programmes, assesses soldiers' exposure to DU, and evaluates this in light of other explanations for the illness, with perhaps a surprising conclusion relevant to other more recent conflict situations in the Middle East.


Date: Monday 15 April 2019

Time: 5.30-6.30 pm

Venue: University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Building, Room 3.30, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3QL

Parking is available after 5 pm in Parking is available in Milldam car park on Burnaby Road (PO1 3RE)

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