TABLE 6-1 Examples of Agent Orange Exposure Opportunity Index Scoresa

Index Score = 1 (minimum opportunities for exposure)

1.

Service in selected locations at specific times (any job description except handling Agent Orange), e.g., Cam Ranh Bay (1966), Qui Nhon (1968-1969), Nha Trang (1967-1968)

2.

Non-Ranch Hand pilots and aircrew (1966-1967)

3.

Specified controlled environments, e.g., battalion surgeon (1968)

Index Score = 2

1.

Service in selected locations at specific times, e.g., Gia Le (1969-1970), Phan Rang (other than September-December 1968, March-September 1970), Qui Nhon (1968-1969)

2.

Selected noninfantry occupations at specified places and times, e.g., company clerk—Duc Pho (1968-1969), radio repairman—Chu Lai (1966-1967), truck driver—Cu Lam Nam (1968)

3.

Noninfantry stationed at selected bases with perimeter spraying, e.g., wireman—Chu Lai (1968-1969)

Index Score = 3

1.

Service at bases with perimeter spray operations, specified times, e.g., Chu Lai (1968-1969), Camp Eagle (1968-1969), LZ English (1967-1968)

2.

Selected noninfantry occupations at specified locations and times, e.g., salvage specialist—Danang (1969-1970), M.P.—Danang (1968-1969), wheeled vehicle mechanic—Long Binh (1966-1967)

Index Score = 4

1.

Infantry/combat arms at specified locations and times, e.g., An Khe (1966-1967), Tam Ky (1967-1968), Tay Ninh (1969-1970)

2.

Selected noninfantry at specified locations and times, e.g., Helicopter pilot—Cu Chi (1966-1967), M.P.—Long Binh (1967-1968)

3.

Advisors of Army, Republic of Vietnam Divisions (1968-1969)

4.

Special Forces Camps (field personnel), e.g., Nha Trang (1969-1970)

Index Score = 5 (most numerous opportunities for exposure)

1.

Infantry/combat arms at specified locations and times, e.g., A Shau Valley (1969), Tay Ninh (1968), Phuoc Vinh (1967)

2.

Service at specified locations and times with aborted Ranch Hand missions or other herbicide mishaps, e.g., Bien Hoa AFB (July 1967, November 1968), Long Binh Post (1967-1969), Phu Cat AFB (1969-70)

a See text for description.

SOURCE: Erickson et al., 1984a.



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