The Resource Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2014, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Tenth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2014, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Tenth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Label
Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2014
Title
Veterans and Agent Orange
Title remainder
update 2014
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Tenth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, 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 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 were conducted every two years to review newly available literature and draw conclusions from the overall evidence. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2014 is the final and cumulative report of the series"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MMU
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.
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illustrations
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
  • United States
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • MEDICAL
  • Agent Orange
  • Agent Orange
  • Veterans
  • United States
Label
Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2014, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Tenth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Introduction -- Evaluating the evidence -- Exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam -- Information related to biologic plausibility -- Epidemiologic studies: compendium of new publications -- Epidemiologic studies: background on multiply referenced populations --Immune-system disorders -- Cancer -- Effects on veterans' fertility and gestational outcomes -- Effects on veterans' descendants -- Neurologic disorders -- Cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes -- Other chronic health outcomes -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: Issues raised by the public and agendas of public meetings held by the Committee 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: Committee and staff biographies
Control code
945985075
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 1,083 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.17226/21845
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945985075
Label
Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2014, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Tenth Biennial Update), Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Introduction -- Evaluating the evidence -- Exposure to the herbicides used in Vietnam -- Information related to biologic plausibility -- Epidemiologic studies: compendium of new publications -- Epidemiologic studies: background on multiply referenced populations --Immune-system disorders -- Cancer -- Effects on veterans' fertility and gestational outcomes -- Effects on veterans' descendants -- Neurologic disorders -- Cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes -- Other chronic health outcomes -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: Issues raised by the public and agendas of public meetings held by the Committee 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: Committee and staff biographies
Control code
945985075
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 1,083 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.17226/21845
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945985075

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