Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2012 /

From 1962 to 1971, the US military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of US base camps and outlying fire-support bases. Mix...

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Corporate Authors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Author), Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on the Health of Select Populations.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington (DC) : National Academies Press (US), 2014.
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Table of Contents:
  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Evaluating the evidence
  • 3. Exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam
  • 4. Information related to biologic plausibility
  • 5. Epidemiologic studies: compendium of new publications
  • 6. Epidemiologic studies: background on multiply referenced populations
  • 7. Immune-system disorders
  • 8. Cancer
  • 9. Fertility and gestational outcomes
  • 10. Effects on future generations
  • 11. Neurologic disorders
  • 12. Cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes
  • 13. Other chronic health outcomes
  • 14. Conclusions and recommendations
  • Appendix A: Issues raised by the public and agendas of public meetings held by the Commitee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update) and other written submissions to the Committee
  • Appendix B: Short-term adverse health responses
  • Appendix C: Clarification of cancer groupings used in reporting results, with correspondence to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and health cause-of-death codes and international classification of diseases codes for cancers
  • Appendix D: Biographies of Commitee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update) and staff.