ATTENTION Veterans and Canadian Forces (C F) who have served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Gulf War, Persian Gulf - there have been incidents of Cancer, particularly Leukemia, among personal who have served in these areas. These symptoms are referred to as Balkan Syndrome.
The Department of National Defence (D N D) refers to this condition as
"Depleted Uranium" (D U) and they are paying for D U testing, including any still-serving members of the forces. The Veterans Affairs of Canada (V A C) is concerned about the health and well being of all Veterans where D U was used and will continue to monitor the issues raised about D U testing. If you have any questions concerning D U please contact V A C. Released members of the forces who wish to be tested should contact their local Veteran’s Affairs District offices.