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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 012-01
January 11, 2001

Gulf War Illnesses Office, RAND Pesticide Reports Released

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Bernard Rostker will conduct a news conference on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E781) to announce the release of an environmental exposure report examining the use and potential long-term health effects of pesticides during the Gulf War; a RAND survey of Gulf War veterans' pesticide use during the Gulf War; and a RAND review of the existing scientific literature on the health effects of pesticides as it pertains to Gulf War illnesses.

The point of contact for journalists is Jim Turner at (703) 697-5135.

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