VA, the Department of Defense, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine have developed the following publications and reports about depleted uranium.
Go to the Department of Defense's Depleted Uranium (DU) Library for more fact sheets and depleted uranium FAQs.
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.
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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Last updated December 27, 2013