2015.01.09 I.O.M Report: Post-Vietnam Dioxin Exposure in Agent Orange–Contaminated C-123 Aircraft

Between 1972 and 1982, approximately 1,500 to 2,100 U.S. Air Force (AF) Reserve personnel trained and worked on C-123 aircraft that previously had been used to spray herbicides, including Agent Orange (AO), during Operation Ranch Hand (ORH) in the Vietnam War. Samples taken from these aircraft show the presence of AO residues. Continue Reading

2008.03.05 I.O.M Report: The Utility of Proximity-Based Herbicide Exposure Assessment in Epidemiologic Studies of Vietnam Veterans

A new Institute of Medicine report, The Utility of Proximity-Based Herbicide Exposure Assessment in Epidemiologic Studies of Vietnam Veterans, presents the conclusions and recommendations of a committee that was convened to provide guidance to the Department of Veterans Affairs about the best use of an exposure assessment model that was developed to address this problem. Continue Reading

2003 Report On the Human Health Effects associated with Exposure to the herbicides 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D and dioxins. Prepared for the Department of Health, Government of Western Australia.

The review was commissioned by an Expert Medical Panel (EMP) for the Department of Health, Western Australia to provide information on the scientific evidence of associations between exposure to the herbicides 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D as well as the co-contaminant 2,3,7,8-TCDD and adverse health effects, including signs and symptoms of disease, diagnosed disease or death from any cause. Continue Reading