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  • Develop a registry of Service members involved in the studies and activities.

  • Develop a tracking mechanism to maintain contact with the Service members involved.

  • Provide periodic medical evaluations and surveillance of Service members involved.

  • Determine appropriate medical treatment if an adverse health effect is detected.

  • Develop a mechanism to make information public as necessary.

  • Keep the veterans, and families as applicable, fully informed regarding potential health effects of the materials that were used in the studies and activities.

The Advisory Committee, mentioned previously, could be assigned to oversee these functions.

REFERENCES

IOM. 1993. Veterans at risk: The health effects of mustard gas and lewisite. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

IOM. 1994. Veterans and Agent Orange: Health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

IOM. 1996. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1996. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

IOM. 1999. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

IOM. 2000a. Gulf War and health, volume 1: Depleted uranium, pyridostigmine bromide, sarin, vaccines. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

IOM. 2000b. Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/dioxin exposure and type 2 diabetes. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

IOM. 2001. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

IOM. 2003a. Gulf War and health, volume 2: Insecticides and solvents. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

IOM. 2003b. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

IOM. 2005a. Gulf War and health, volume 3: Fuels, combustion products, and propellants. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

IOM. 2005b. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2004. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

IOM. 2006. Gulf War and health, volume 4: Health effects of serving in the Gulf War. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

IOM. 2007. Gulf War and health, volume 5: Infectious diseases. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

NRC (National Research Council). 1998. Research priorities for airborne particulate matter: I. Immediate priorities and a long-range research portfolio. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.



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