As gulf war veterans fought on the battlefield they faced many bad things. oil well fires pills shots uranium solvents oils and gases dead badies chemicals water sand food warm diet soda bug repellant hot heat dry air stress Oil well fires were real bad with the smoke rolling into the air that we breathed. PB pills we were forced to take. The shots that we had to take that were experimental. The uranium we used in bombs and ammunition in our weapons. Cleaning solvents used to clean weapons and vehicles. Oils and gases we used were not the same as we used here in the states. We had to clean up the dead from the combat areas. And they were buried by our living quarters. Chemicals that were possibly used by iraq. Our chemical alarms went off all the time. We drank from bottled water and it sat in the sun and could have got paracites in the water from the heat. The sand could have carried some kind of danger. In which I myself got allergic to and had to take medications for. Food was eaten from what the Saudis made and could have been dangerous. We were told warm diet soda could have caused problems also. bug repellant could have been a problem with things mixed with it. The air was so hot and without humidity it was if wondering if you were dehidrating. Everyone was under stress when in a different country and then add war to the issuse.