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The Resource Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2012, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine

Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2012, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine

Label
Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2012
Title
Veterans and Agent Orange
Title remainder
update 2012
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine
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Language
eng
Summary
From 1962 to 1971, the US military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of US base camps and outlying fire-support bases. Mixtures of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), picloram, and cacodylic acid made up the bulk of the herbicides sprayed. The main chemical mixture sprayed was Agent Orange, a 50:50 mixture of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. At the time of the spraying, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), the most toxic form of dioxin, was an unintended contaminant generated during the production of 2,4,5-T and so was present in Agent Orange and some other formulations sprayed in Vietnam. Because of complaints from returning Vietnam veterans about their own health and that of their children combined with emerging toxicologic evidence of adverse effects of phenoxy herbicides and TCDD, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was asked to perform a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange, other herbicides used in Vietnam, and the various components of those herbicides, including TCDD. Updated evaluations are conducted every two years to review newly available literature and draw conclusions from the overall evidence. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012 reviews peer-reviewed scientific reports concerning associations between health outcomes and exposure to TCDD and other chemicals in the herbicides used in Vietnam that were published in October 2010--September 2012 and integrates this information with the previously established evidence database. This report considers whether a statistical association with herbicide exposure exists, taking into account the strength of the scientific evidence and the appropriateness of the statistical and epidemiological methods used to detect the association; the increased risk of disease among those exposed to herbicides during service in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era; and whether there exists a plausible biological mechanism or other evidence of a causal relationship between herbicide exposure and the disease
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Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
615.9/5137
Funding information
This study was supported by Contract/Grant No. VA241-P-2024 between the National Academy of Sciences and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA1270.T44
LC item number
I57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
NLM call number
WA 240
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  • Agent Orange
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Herbicides
  • Epidemiology
  • Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins
  • Defoliants, Chemical
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Veterans Health
  • Vietnam Conflict
  • United States
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • MEDICAL
  • Agent Orange
  • Agent Orange
  • Veterans
  • United States
Label
Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2012, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine
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Title from PDF title page
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Evaluating the evidence -- 3. Exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam -- 4. Information related to biologic plausibility -- 5. Epidemiologic studies: compendium of new publications -- 6. Epidemiologic studies: background on multiply referenced populations -- 7. Immune-system disorders -- 8. Cancer -- 9. Fertility and gestational outcomes -- 10. Effects on future generations -- 11. Neurologic disorders -- 12. Cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes -- 13. Other chronic health outcomes -- 14. Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: Issues raised by the public and agendas of public meetings held by the Commitee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update) and other written submissions to the Committee -- Appendix B: Short-term adverse health responses -- Appendix C: Clarification of cancer groupings used in reporting results, with correspondence to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and health cause-of-death codes and international classification of diseases codes for cancers -- Appendix D: Biographies of Commitee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update) and staff
Control code
881019388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xix, 986 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309288873
Lccn
2014497374
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881019388
Label
Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2012, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Evaluating the evidence -- 3. Exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam -- 4. Information related to biologic plausibility -- 5. Epidemiologic studies: compendium of new publications -- 6. Epidemiologic studies: background on multiply referenced populations -- 7. Immune-system disorders -- 8. Cancer -- 9. Fertility and gestational outcomes -- 10. Effects on future generations -- 11. Neurologic disorders -- 12. Cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes -- 13. Other chronic health outcomes -- 14. Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: Issues raised by the public and agendas of public meetings held by the Commitee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update) and other written submissions to the Committee -- Appendix B: Short-term adverse health responses -- Appendix C: Clarification of cancer groupings used in reporting results, with correspondence to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and health cause-of-death codes and international classification of diseases codes for cancers -- Appendix D: Biographies of Commitee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update) and staff
Control code
881019388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xix, 986 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309288873
Lccn
2014497374
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881019388

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