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Environmental Exposures
Depleted Uranium (DU)

Depleted uranium munitions were used by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces during the 1991 Gulf War. U.S. personnel were generally only exposed to depleted uranium through fratricide (friendly fire) incidents, clean up of combat vehicles destroyed by depleted uranium munitions, or by exposure to dusts or aerosols generated by accidents involving ordinance (e.g., Camp Doha Depot fire).

For additional information on depleted uranium and military policies for the management of potential exposure to depleted uranium, see our DHCC Depleted Uranium Information Page.

The following references contain additional information on depleted uranium and the Gulf War:

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