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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] Good questions. The card came from a British veteran through a reliable source. He maintains that troops are carrying the card in Iraq. Hearing from soldiers returning from Iraq would be helpful, obviously. The MoD has a testing policy. http://www.mod.uk/issues/depleted_uranium/du_biomonitoring.htm This is in the context also of a study that is being undertaken of 16,000 British troops. Here is information on that: Troops to be tested for war effects Sun 15 February, 2004 05:23 LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of British troops who fought in Iraq are to undergo screening in the biggest ever study of the physical and psychological impact of war, the Observer says. The study, funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and carried out at London's Kings College, will examine various triggers for illnesses such as the use of anti-germ warfare vaccines, the effects of depleted uranium-tipped bullets and the impact of stress. "The immediate concerns are first, whether or not there will be a repeat of the kind of physical health problems experienced by Gulf One (1991 Gulf War) soldiers and, second, the increasing concerns about psychological issues," study leader Simon Wessely told the paper on Sunday. Many veterans of the 1991 war suffered a variety of illnesses after returning home that have been labelled Gulf War Syndrome, with experts struggling to produce an explanation. The study will track 16,000 troops over ten years who served in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, the former Yugoslavia as well as Iraq, said the Observer. I will pass along specific information off list (others who would like more specifics, please email me.) Best, Charlie Charles Jenks, attorney at law President of the Core Group Traprock Peace Center 103A Keets Road Deerfield, MA 01342 413-773-1633; fax 413-773-7507 email@example.com http://www.traprockpeace.org On Feb 23, 2004, at 8:01 AM, Boros Attila wrote: > Dear Charles and List, > > Maybe I am clumsy but after reading your info and also searching the > Internet > and especially the related MOD sites I still do not seem to have any > definite > info as to > > a) from what date these cards have been issued to troops, and > b) whether they were really issued to ALL British troops currently > deployed in > Iraq. > > The reason why I am asking is to obtain proof that Hungarian troops > positioned > in Iraq are also endangered > > I would be grateful for any specifics. > > Best > Attila > Hungary > > Charles Jenks <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2004.02.20. 20:06:34 -5h-kor írta: > >> The British Ministry of Defence has issued cards to troops deployed >> to Iraq >> warning that they may have exposed to depleted uranium dust and >> offering >> uranium testing. >> >> See http://www.traprockpeace.org/du_mod_warning_cards.html for the >> text of >> the cards, downloadable photocopies of the cards (doc and pdf >> formats) as >> well as international commentary on the developing controversy. >> > _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk