Norwegian soldiers suffer from metal fume fever

In a preliminary report Norwegian defence experts have concluded that health problems among a large number of Norwegian soldiers may be caused by so-called metal fume fever.

Many soldiers have become ill after they have used what is considered environmental-friendly ammunition for the standard army rifle HK416, the newspaper Dagbladet reports.

The soldiers have suffered chest pains, sore throats and coughing for several hours after the shooting practice is over.

According to the Norwegian Defence Research Center, repeated contractions of metal fume fever could result in permanent harm to one’s health.

Written by Rolleiv Solholm – Norway Post. Source: NRK.

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