|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:08:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, GLOBAL: "New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers"|
New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers by Kelly Kennedy USA TODAY June 2, 2014WASHINGTON - Titanium and other metals found in dust at a base in Iraq have been linked to the dust found in six sick soldiers' lungs, according to a study set to be released Monday.
"We biopsied several patients and found titanium in every single one of them," said Anthony Szema, an assistant professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine who specializes in pulmonology and allergies. "It matched dust that we have collected from Camp Victory" in Iraq. The dust is different from dust found elsewhere in that human lungs are unable to dispel it through natural immune-system processes. The Iraq dust comes attached to iron and copper, and it forms polarizable crystals in the lungs, Szema said. The particles - each bit 1/30th the size of a human hair - have sharp edges.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/02/lung-study-va/ 9771237/
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