It's being called an "unprecedented" effort to track the health of Americans just back from battle The Pentagon has ordered health screenings for every soldier, sailor, Marine and airman who fought in the Iraq war.
Within 30 days of their homecoming, everyone will fill out a health questionnaire, review it with a health provider and give a blood sample. Returning troops will be asked if they developed any chronic cough, rashes or diarrhea. They will be asked to list possible exposures to pesticides, oil fires, or biological and chemical weapons. The questionnaire also asks whether they have had problems with depression or stress.