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Corporate Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.)

Title Veterans and Agent Orange [electronic resource] : update 2008 / Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, District of Columbia : National Academies Press, 2009.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxiii, 682 p.
Note "Seventh biennial update."
"Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Evaluating the evidence -- Exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam -- Information related to biologic plausibility -- Epidemiologic studies--new citations and background on repeatedly studied populations -- Cancer -- Reproductive effects and impacts on future generations -- Neurologic disorders -- Other health effects -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary "From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of U.S. base camps and outlying fire-support bases. In response to concerns and continuing uncertainty about the long-term health effects of the sprayed herbicides on Vietnam veterans, Veterans and Agent Orange provides a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam. The 2008 report is the eighth volume in this series of biennial updates. It will be of interest to policy makers and physicians in the federal government, veterans and their families, veterans' organizations, researchers, and health professionals."--Publisher's description.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. 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.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0309138841

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