Publications & Reports on Depleted Uranium
VA and the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) (formally known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have developed the following publications and reports about depleted uranium.
- Environmental Health Registry Evaluations for Veterans fact sheet (399 KB, PDF)
Overview of environmental health registries, including the Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program.
- VA Fact Sheet: Depleted Uranium (DU) (408 KB, PDF)
Depleted uranium, why it's hazardous, and the Depleted Uranium Follow-up Program. The Depleted Uranium Follow-up Program now offers a spot urine collection test for screening, rather than a 24-hour urine collection test .
Health and Medicine Division reports
HMD, 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 Gulf War, including depleted uranium. Read Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Depleted Uranium.
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