Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

     
Available items only
Record 16 of 16
Previous Record Next Record
E-Books/E-Docs
Corporate Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides.

Title Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2010 / Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012.

Copies

Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 806 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "Eighth biennial update."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Evaluating the evidence -- Exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam -- Information related to biologic plausibility -- Epidemiologic studies: compendium of new publications and background on multiple referenced populations -- Immune-system disorders -- Cancer -- Reproductive effects and impacts on future generations -- Neurologic disorders -- Cardiovascular and metabolic effects -- Other health effects -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary "Because of continuing uncertainty about the long-term health effects of the sprayed herbicides on Vietnam veterans, Congress passed the Agent Orange Act of 1991. The legislation directed the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to request the Institite of Medicine to perform a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam to be followed by biennial updates. The 2010 update recommends further research of links between Vietnam service and specific health outcomes, most importantly COPD, tonsil cancer, melanoma, brain cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and paternally transmitted effects to offspring."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Agent Orange -- Health aspects.
Agent Orange -- Toxicology.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Health risk assessment -- United States.
MEDICAL -- Toxicology.
Agent Orange -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst00800208
Agent Orange -- Toxicology. (OCoLC)fst00800212
Veterans -- Health risk assessment. (OCoLC)fst01165741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Herbicides -- adverse effects -- Vietnam.
Dioxins -- adverse effects -- Vietnam.
Environmental Exposure -- Vietnam.
Veterans Health -- United States.
Vietnam War.
Chronological Term 1961-1975
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Added Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on the Health of Select Populations.
Other Form: Print version: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides. Veterans and Agent Orange. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012 9780309214483 (OCoLC)756597920
ISBN 9780309214476 (electronic bk.)
0309214475 (electronic bk.)
9780309214483 (electronic bk.)
0309214483 (electronic bk.)
1280123176
9781280123177
9780309214476
0309214475
Standard No. AU@ 000051536101
DEBBG BV042795971
DEBSZ 423649108
GBVCP 803908261
DEBBG BV044052090

 
    
Available items only