Air Force Reserve members who flew C-123 aircraft after they were used for spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic herbicide and may be at risk for developing related diseases, according to a federal study released Friday.
An Institute of Medicine scientific panel comprised of public health experts stated “with confidence” that some of the 1,500 to 2,100 Air Force Reserve personnel who flew on C-123s after the war were exposed to chemical levels that exceed health guidelines for workers.
Subsequently, they may face increased risk for developing illnesses associated with exposure to the components of Agent Orange, according to the study.
Post-Vietnam Dioxin Exposure in Agent Orange-Contaminated C-123 Aircraft (2015)
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