Protecting our veterans' children
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March 5, 2015

Evidence points to link between phthalates, male sexual development

Meet the Phthalates
The study showed that two molecules — mono-n-butyl and monobenzyl phthalate — which are produced when phthalates are ingested, were significantly associated with lower levels of hCG hormone in women carrying male babies. Evidence continues to mount that phthalates, a family of...
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Vietnam vets say they passed down birth defects to their children due to Agent Orange

I'm the 2nd Generation
In 2010, the U.S. senate passed a $60 billion bill to provide expanded medical care for Vietnam War veterans exposed to the chemical, but the coverage didn’t include heart disease. According to St. Germaine, the bill also did not link health effects passed down to children...
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Trashing the Ocean: New Study Provides First Estimate of How Much Plastic Flows into the Ocean

Plastic Ocean
8 million metric tons. That’s 17 billion pounds. That’s a big number. It’s also the amount of plastics that scientists have now estimated flow into the ocean every year from 192 countries with coastal access. A groundbreaking study (see below) was published yesterday in the...
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Veterans propose major changes in VA health care

VA Scandal of 2014 - 2015
A national veterans task force is advocating radical changes in the medical system for America’s former military personnel, including a choice to receive subsidized private care and conversion of the Veterans Health Administration into a non-profit corporation rather than a...
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Agent Orange effects focus of meeting

Agent Orange Dioxin Kills Children
The generational effects of Agent Orange and dioxin will be discussed at a town hall meeting set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Rogalski Center on the St. Ambrose University campus. The three Quad City Area chapters of Vietnam Veterans of America are hosting the...
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