"As with any war, there are the veterans to consider. The veterans of the Persian Gulf War experienced a war unlike any other. The technology used made it a modern war—a new kind of war. That technology brought with it some new side affects. Chemical warfare was not new, but new chemicals gave the Persian Gulf War a new twist.
Gulf War veterans were subjected to chemical pollutants from burning oil fields, garbage dumps, and insecticides. They also received inoculations to protect against germ warfare. Thousands of veterans have reported ailments ranging from fatigue and headache to aching joints and lack of concentration."
"The War in the Gulf, 1980-1992 (Overview)." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 23 May 2013.