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Title The utility of proximity-based herbicide exposure assessment in epidemiologic studies of Vietnam veterans [electronic resource] / Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model, Board on Military and Veterans Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2008.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xix, 140 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In past studies evaluating whether health problems experienced by Vietnam veterans might be linked to wartime use of Agent Orange or other herbicides, a fundamental challenge has been a lack of information about the veterans' level of exposure to these herbicides. To address that problem, researchers developed a model to assess the opportunity for herbicide exposure among these veterans. Using a geographic information system and a computerized database engine, the model makes it possible to link georeferenced data on herbicide spray paths with information about troop locations and calculate two different proximity-based exposure opportunity metrics. This report presents... guidance to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs about the best use of this herbicide exposure assessment model.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Agent Orange -- Health aspects.
Agent Orange -- Toxicology.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Health risk assessment -- United States.
Veterans -- Health aspects -- United States.
Herbicides -- Health aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780309114493 (pbk.)
0309114497 (pbk.)

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