Health effects of depleted uranium on exposed Gulf War veterans: a 10-year follow-up.

@article{McDiarmid2004HealthEO,
  title={Health effects of depleted uranium on exposed Gulf War veterans: a 10-year follow-up.},
  author={Melissa A. McDiarmid and Susan M. Engelhardt and Marc Oliver and Patricia W Gucer and Patricia D. Wilson and Robert Kane and Michael Kabat and Bruce A Kaup and Larry R. Anderson and Dennis Hoover and Lawrence Brown and Barry Handwerger and Richard J. Albertini and David Jacobson-Kram and Craig D Thorne and Katherine S. Squibb},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A},
  year={2004},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={277-96}
}
Medical surveillance of a group of U.S. Gulf War veterans who were victims of depleted uranium (DU) "friendly fire" has been carried out since the early 1990s. Findings to date reveal a persistent elevation of urine uranium, more than 10 yr after exposure, in those veterans with retained shrapnel fragments. The excretion is presumably from ongoing mobilization of DU from fragments oxidizing in situ. Other clinical outcomes related to urine uranium measures have revealed few abnormalities. Renal… CONTINUE READING