Federal Study Finds There Is No Such Thing as Gulf War Syndrome

There is no such thing as Gulf War Syndrome. That's the finding of a federal government study performed by the John Hopkins University and the Veteran's Affairs Department.

It was determined the illnesses found in nearly 30 percent of Gulf War veterans was not related to any kind of exposure to chemical toxins in the 1991 Gulf War, but one Eastern Carolina vet says the report is wrong and his development of multiple sclerosis and other ailments are directly linked to his time at war.

Jeffrey Cooper says he's had a heart attack, skin rashes, both hips replaced and his shoulders are in need of repair.

The report is among a series of studies designed for the V.A. to properly determine whether disabled Gulf War veterans are eligible for special disability benefits.


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