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PUBLIC LAW 105-368 —NOV. 11, 1998 112 STAT. 3319 (v) Repellent (DEET). (E) The following low-level nerve agents and precursor compounds at exposure levels below those which produce immediately apparent incapacitating symptoms: (i) Sarin. (ii) Tabun. (F) The following synthetic chemical compounds: (i) Mustard agents at levels below those which cause immediate blistering. (ii) Volatile organic compounds, (iii) Hydrazine. (iv) Red fuming nitric acid. (v) Solvents. (G) The following sources of radiation: (i) Depleted uranium. (ii) Microwave radiation. (iii) Radio frequency radiation. (H) The following environmental particulates and pollutants: (i) Hydrogen sulfide. (ii) Oil fire byproducts. (iii) Diesel heater fumes. (iv) Sand micro-particles, (I) Diseases endemic to the region (including the following): (i) Leishmaniasis. (ii) Sandfly fever. (iii) Pathogenic escherichia coli. (iv) Shigellosis. (J) Time compressed administration of multiple live, "attenuated", and toxoid vaccines. (2) The consideration of agents, hazards, and medicines and vaccines under paragraph (1) shall not preclude the Academy from identifying other agents, hazards, or medicines or vaccines to which members of the Armed Forces may have been exposed for purposes of any report under subsection (h). (3) Not later than 6 months after entry into the agreement Deadline, under subsection (b), the Academy shall submit to the Committees Reports. on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report specifying the agents, hazards, and medicines and vaccines considered under paragraph (1). (e) SCIENTIFIC DETERMINATIONS CONCERNING ILLNESSES.—(1) For each illness identified under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subsection (c)(1), the National Academy of Sciences shall determine (to the extent available scientific evidence permits) whether there is scientific evidence of an association of that illness with Gulf War service or exposure during Gulf War service to one or more agents, hazards, or medicines or vaccines. In making those determinations, the Academy shall consider— (A) the strength of scientific evidence, the replicability of results, the statistical significance of results, and the appropriateness of the scientific methods used to detect the association; (B) in any case where there is evidence of an apparent association, whether there is reasonable confidence that that apparent association is not due to chance, bias, or confounding;