Gulf war leaves legacy of cancerBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7207.401a (Published 14 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:401
- Malcolm Aitken
The incidence of cancer and congenital defects has increased significantly in Iraq after the Allied use of depleted uranium bullets during the Gulf war, a recent conference in London was told. Declassified US documents suggest that the American military used about 944000 rounds of depleted uranium bullets in Iraq and Kuwait during the war in 1991.
The conference (about the cancer epidemic in Iraq and its possible link to the Allied use of depleted uranium weapons), …