Interesting article from USA Today.
Navy researcher links toxins in war-zone dust to ailments
"U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait have inhaled microscopic dust particles laden with toxic metals, bacteria and fungi — a toxic stew that may explain everything from the undiagnosed Gulf War Syndrome symptoms lingering from the 1991 war against Iraq to high rates of respiratory, neurological and heart ailments encountered in the current wars, scientists say."
Another from The Wall Street Journal.
Troops in Mideast Face Breathing Ills