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MEETING: Gulf War and Health:
Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium

Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on Gulf War and Health:
Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium will hold a public meeting
from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on Thursday, March 22. This meeting will be held in
Room 101 at the Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth St., NW
(between E and F St.), Washington, D.C. Directions to the Keck Center
can be found on the following website:
http://www.nationalacademies.org/about/contact/nax.html.
 
This committee's task is to review, evaluate, and summarize scientific
and medical literature regarding the association between exposure to
depleted uranium and chronic human health effects. The committee will
focus on literature published since the IOM's 2000 report, Gulf War and
Health, Volume 1: Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and
Vaccines was written. The committee will make determinations on the
strength of the evidence for associations between exposure to depleted
uranium and human health effects. The report might include
recommendations for additional scientific studies to resolve areas of
continued scientific uncertainty. The findings will not be limited to
veterans of the 1991 Gulf War. They also will be applicable to veterans
of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
Additional information about the project can be found on the following
website:
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=48753.
 
If you are interested in presenting information to the committee, please
send your name and contact information to gulfwarandhealth@nas.edu.
Please keep your remarks relevant to the committee's task (that is,
health effects from exposure to depleted uranium).
 
Submission of written materials is encouraged. You can bring them to the
meeting or send them via email (gulfwarandhealth@nas.edu), fax
(202-334-2939), or mail (Abigail Mitchell, Keck Center of the National
Academies, 500 Fifth St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20001).
 
If you know of others who may be interested in attending this meeting,
please forward this message to them. Thank you.
 
Hoel, David G. PhD
Title 1: Distinguished University Professor
Title 2: 
E-Mail: hoel@musc.edu
Phone: 876-1109
Fax: 876-1126
Cell: 
Dept. 1: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology
Dept. 2: 
P.O. Box: 250835
Room #: 302C
Address: Cannon Place - 135 Cannon St.