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Gulf War Syndrome was a finalist video in the Telly Awards in the category documentaries/social issues. Gulf War Syndrome was a winner (defined to be in the top 8% of entries) in the Videographer's Award competition in the category of documentaries. More than 100,000 of the American forces who fought in the Gulf War returned home suffering from a variety of illnesses and to a nation indifferent to their problems. It was a war fought in a cesspool of toxic agents. These veterans are the delayed and forgotten casualties of Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
This documentary explores the principal toxic exposures soldiers faced:
*Low levels of sarin and other nerve gases released
from the bombing of Iraqi chemical weapons
factories and the destruction of bunkers like
Khamisiyah where these weapons were stored
* PB pills, themselves quite toxic, given to soldiers
in an effort to protect them from nerve gas attacks
* Smoke and soot from hundreds of oil well fires
* Excessive use of pesticides
* Radioactive dust from depleted uranium munitions
* Anthrax and other vaccines given in a compressed time frame