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Publications & Reports on Depleted Uranium

VA, the Department of Defense, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine have developed the following publications and reports about depleted uranium.

Brochure and Fact Sheets

  • Environmental Health Registry Programs for Veterans (495 KB, PDF)
    Overview of five VA health registry programs that track the health of Veterans exposed to environmental hazards during military service, including the Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program
  • VA Fact Sheet: Depleted Uranium (DU) (34 KB, PDF)
    Depleted uranium, why it’s hazardous, and the Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program
  • Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet (224 KB, PDF) (U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine)
    Depleted uranium use, exposure levels, signs and symptoms of exposure, and more

Go to the Department of Defense's Depleted Uranium (DU) Library for more fact sheets and depleted uranium FAQs.

Clinical Education Guide - Veterans Health Initiative

Clinicians can learn about the health effects of depleted uranium and other potential environmental hazards during the Gulf War from the Gulf War Veterans' Health Veterans Health Initiative online course and study guide.

Reports - Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a non-governmental organization, evaluates all relevant scientific literature and provides advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on potential health effects of exposure to certain biological, chemical, and environmental agents associated with the 1990-91 Gulf War, including depleted uranium. Read Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium.

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