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birth defect research for children

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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Veterans chapter to host Agent Orange forum

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1097 will hold an Agent Orange town hall meeting on the generational effects of this chemical at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center on George Boulevard. This chemical was used in 11 locations in Florida, including the Avon...
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Operation Orange Heart: Scrap metal recycling program to raise funds for Agent Orange study

Dick Phenneger never imagined that scrap metal would rise to the top of the options pile to help fund a study of veterans and their families affected by the Agent Orange herbicide. Phenneger’s local nonprofit, Veteran Services Transparency (VST), has launched the Orange...
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REGISTER NOW: IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS

Vietnam Veterans of America Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee is asking the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange; adult children (we recommend you register your children also) who are ill and/or have birth defects, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues; to...
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: Adverse Birth Outcomes Study Results

The effects of TCE on the human body
Click Here for PDF  Study Purpose   The purpose of this study was to determine if maternal exposures to contaminants in drinking water at Camp Lejeune were associated with preterm birth and fetal growth retardation. This study is a reanalysis of a previous study, which...
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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on H.R. 5484, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on H.R. 5484, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014 On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan will present testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on...
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Testimony on Birth Defects Among Vietnam Veterans’ Children by J. David Erickson D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D. (CDC)

April 16, 1997 Before the House Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Hospitals and Health Care. Good morning. I’m Dr. Dave Erickson, Chief of the BirthDefects and Genetic Diseases Branch, National Center forEnvironmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control...
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AGENT ORANGE/DIOXIN COMMITTEE REPORT: Operation Flyswatter

Malathion is the name of an organophosphate insecticide used in Vietnam to combat mosquitoes. Organophosphates were first developed in the late 1930s by Nazi Germany as chemical warfare agents (nerve gas). VX nerve gas and Sarin gas are well-known examples. Organophosphates...
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Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Potential Roles of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs — United States, 2010–2011

Universal newborn screening is the practice of screening every newborn for certain serious genetic, endocrine, and metabolic conditions, as well as functional disorders that are not apparent at birth. Through early identification and treatment, newborn screening provides an...
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