Publications & Reports on Depleted Uranium
VA, the Department of Defense, 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.
Brochure and fact sheets
- Environmental Exposures Programs and Services brochure (226 KB, PDF)
Overview of programs and services available for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during their military service, including depleted uranium.
- VA Fact Sheet: Depleted Uranium (DU) (408 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 study guide.
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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