Have U.S. military personnel experienced health problems from being exposed to Agent Orange, its dioxin contaminants, and other herbicides used in Vietnam? This definitive volume summarizes the strength of the evidence associating exposure during Vietnam service with cancer and other health effects and presents conclusions from an expert panel.
Veterans and Agent Orange provides a historical review of the issue, examines studies of populations, in addition to Vietnam veterans, environmentally and occupationally exposed to herbicides and dioxin, and discusses problems in study methodology. The core of the book presents
The book describes research areas of continuing concern and offers recommendations for further research on the health effects of Agent Orange exposure among Vietnam veterans.
This volume will be critically important to both policymakers and physicians in the federal government, Vietnam veterans and their families, veterans organizations, researchers, and health professionals.
Table of Contents
|1 Executive Summary||1-22|
|2 History of the Controversy Over the Use of Herbicides||23-73|
|3 The U.S. Military and the Herbicide Program in Vietnam||74-110|
|5 Methodologic Considerations in Evaluating the Evidence||221-249|
|6 Exposure Assessment||250-299|
|7 Epidemiologic Studies||300-432|
|9 Reproductive Effects||591-639|
|10 Neurobehavioral Effects||640-671|
|11 Other Health Effects||672-720|
|12 Research Recommendations||721-732|
|A: Information Gathering: Literature Searches||735-738|
|B: Information Gathering: Presentations to the Committee and Outside Meetings||739-756|
|C: Methodologic Observations on the Ranch Hand Study||757-763|
|D: Committee and Staff Biographies||764-770|
|E: Author Index, Chapters 7-11||771-776|
|Acronyms and Abbreviations||784-789|
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