Doctor Says Symptoms of Gulf War Illness and Oil Spill Illness Are 'Identical' - 2012-03-20

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F350.png Doctor Says Symptoms of Gulf War Illness and Oil Spill Illness Are 'Identical' March 20, 2012, Sabrina Canfield, Courthouse News Service

Michael Robichaux, an ear, nose and throat specialist, former state senator, and self-described "populist doctor" is running the clinic with chemical detox veteran Jim Woodworth of New York. Woodworth has provided the clinic with staff and funding.

Robichaux, 65, told Courthouse News in an interview that identifying illness from chemical exposure is difficult: "Nothing shows up on blood work. Nothing shows up on brain scans, nothing shows up on MRIs, anything."

Robichaux said what he is seeing appears identical to the reports of symptoms still haunting veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during the first Gulf War.


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