Veterans Attack Claims of Toxic Tests

Jan 01, 2007

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Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War living in Yorkshire, England who are now suffering health problems have attacked research claiming their illnesses could have been caused by everyday toxins in the United Kingdom. Researchers from the University of Bristol have cast doubt on the theory that the symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome were caused by organophosphates, and now believe the illnesses were caused by exposure to more mundane toxins found in the UK. However, former paratrooper Shaun Rusling, now vice-chairman of the National Gulf Veterans' and Families' Association (, said: "I find it quite bizarre, because if that was the case then the general public would be suffering multiple symptoms like many veterans are - we would have an epidemic."