|MS LINKED TO DUGWAY ????
Research underway to determine extent of military link to MS; cover-ups
A national organization is interested in finding out if Utah's high rate of multiple sclerosis is in any way linked to decades of Army testing of germ, nerve gas and radiological weapons. Researchers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are in the beginning stages of trying to answer the question. Nevertheless, they acknowledge that studies may take years and that shaky finances might prevent completion.
Dr. Mathilde Solowey, a volunteer
epidemiologist at the New York City headquarters of the MS Society, said
Utah is one of several places nationally that is collecting data on
whether MS a disease of the nervous system possibly connected to viral
infections, might be tied to environmental causes. Solowey told the
Deseret News in a copyright news report that the group is currently
collecting names of Utahans with MS, when they were diagnosed, where
they lived and what substances to which they may have been exposed. "It
may allow a future researcher to uncover a causative agent," she said.
The neurologist at the University who
Stromberg credits with discovering those high rates declined several
interview requests. Stromberg said she can't help but think the military
testing is somehow related to the high incidence of MS. "I have
questions about why all this is happening here. Obviously, the fact
those tests happened here makes you wonder," she said. Recent reports
show that 328 open-air germ warfare tests are known to have occurred at
Dugway, 1,174 open-air tests of chemical arms, mostly nerve gas and 74
tests of arms that spread radioactive particles to the wind.