Depleted Uranium Not the Cause of Gulf War Illness, Study says

Veterans that were part of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm have suffered a myriad of symptoms known as Gulf War illness and have long tried to find the cause. One suspected cause was the depleted uranium used in armor-piercing rounds, however, a study released Thursday from the University of Texas and the U.K.’s University of Portsmouth proved that false.

According to an article published by, researcher Randall Parrish said in a release, “That depleted uranium is not and never was in the bodies of those who are ill at sufficient quantities to cause disease will surprise many, including sufferers who have, for 30 years, suspected depleted uranium may have contributed to their illness.” The report instead believes that low-level exposure to sarin gas, anti-nerve agent medication, and pesticides troops were also exposed to may be the cause.

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