Phase VII – Advanced Studies on the Causes of Gulf War Illness (1995–2013)
A. Independent studies supporting the role of low-level sarin in causing chronic multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans
Presented weather satellite imaging from January 1991 documenting the massive fallout cloud from bombed Iraqi chemical weapons storage facilities to U.S. troop positions as thousands of nerve gas alarms began sounding. [References]
Epidemiologic study strongly linking the sounding of nerve gas alarms in the Gulf War to the risk of chronic multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans.[References]
Phase VII-A-2 used data collected under an IDIQ research contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs, but VII-A-1 and the analysis for VII-A-2 were supported by local funds.