Colonel Mustard, in the Gulf, with Chemicals
Two decades have passed since the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. For many of those that served in the Gulf, the subsequent days, weeks, months, and years have passed slowly. Chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, extreme fatigue, depression, lack of coordination, joint and muscle aches, shortness of breath, mental confusion and memory loss are constant companions.
Informational data derived from studies conducted by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs indicate as many as 250,000 of the almost 700,000 service men and women who served in the Middle East during the deployment in 1990 and 1991 report symptoms of Gulf War Illness, also commonly known as multi-symptom illness.