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Agent Orange Update

VA contracts with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, a non-governmental organization, to scientifically review evidence on the long-term health effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on Vietnam Veterans
In accordance with PL 102-4, the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides was asked “to determine (to the extent that available data permit meaningful determinations)” the following regarding associations between specific health outcomes and exposure to TCDD and other chemical compounds in herbicides:

A) whether a statistical association with herbicide exposure exists, taking into account the strength of the scientific evidence and the appropriateness of the statistical and epidemiological methods used to detect the association;

B) the increased risk of the disease among those exposed to herbicides during service in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era; and

C) whether there exists a plausible biological mechanism or other evidence of a causal relationship between herbicide exposure and the disease.
Office of Military and Veterans Health
Office of Military and Veterans Health, established January 1, 2017 serves as a point of contact for anyone seeking information on HMD’s current or past work in military and veterans health or who has an inquiry about future work. It builds on our past studies and activities in this area, which were previously housed under the now-dissolved Board on the Health of Select Populations. It also coordinates the efforts of our Medical Follow Up Agency, Air Force Health Study activities, and our Twins Registries. *Established by the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering

Legacy Founder Testifies at IOM Agent Orange Update Committee Meeting

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012 (2014)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2010 (2011)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008 (2009)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2006 (2007)

Disposition of the Air Force Health Study (2006)

Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds: Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment (2006)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2004 (2005)

Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in the Food Supply: Strategies to Decrease Exposure (2003)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 (2003)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000 (2001)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes (2000)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 (1999)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1996: Summary and Research Highlights (1997)

Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam: Scientific Considerations Regarding a Request for Proposals for Research (1997)

Veterans and Agent Orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam (1994)

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children (1993)

Source: Institute of Medicine

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