Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000

Books on Agent Orange Dioxin and the Vietnam War

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000

By: Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update)

Publisher: National Academy Press

Pages: 622 pages

Publication: 13 Nov. 2001

Edition: illustrated Y/N

Bib ID: X

ISBN: 0309171016 | 9780309171014

Subjects

Health and Medicine — Military and Veterans
Conflict and Security Issues — Military and Defense Studies

Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Washington, D.C.

Veterans and Agent Orange:

Update 2000 examines the state of the scientific evidence regarding associations between diseases and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides used in Vietnam. It is the fourth in a series of comprehensive reviews of epidemiologic and toxicologic studies of the agents used as defoliants during the Vietnam War. Over forty health outcomes in veterans and their children are addressed.

Among the report’s conclusions is that there is sufficient evidence of a link between exposure and the development of soft-tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and chloracne in veterans. Additionally, it found that scientific studies offer “limited or suggestive” evidence of an association with other diseases in veterans—including Type 2 diabetes, respiratory cancers, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma and some forms of transient peripheral neuropathy—as well as the congenital birth defect spina bifida in veterans’ children.

Contents

Front Matter i-xviii
1 Executive Summary 1-14
2 Veterans and Agent Orange: Previous IOM Reports 15-21
3 Toxicology 22-102
4 Methodological Considerations in Evaluating the Evidence 103-109
5 Exposure Assessment 110-131
6 Epidemiologic Studies 132-247
7 Cancer 248-398
8 Reproductive Effects 399-439
9 Neurobehavioral Disorders 440-462
10 Other Health Effects 463-522
Appendix A: Summary of Workshop 523-523
Appendix B: ICD-9 Codes for Cancer Outcomes 524-526
Appendix C: Committee and Staff Biographies

Source: NAS  nap.edu

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