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Links between Agent Orange, herbicides, and rare diseases

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee.

Links between Agent Orange, herbicides, and rare diseases

hearing before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, June 26, 1990.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Agent Orange -- Toxicology.,
    • Herbicides -- Toxicology.,
    • Veterans -- Diseases -- United States.,
    • Rare diseases -- Pathogenesis -- Case studies.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .G664 1990c
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 195 p. ;
      Number of Pages195
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1666071M
      LC Control Number91600574

        Agent Orange was a 50/50 mixture of two herbicides: 2,4-D (2,4-dichloro phenoxyacetic acid) and 2,4,5-T (2,4,5-trichloro phenoxyacetic acid). Other herbicide agents were mixtures of other equally toxic polychlorinated compounds, but every barrel was contaminated by substantial amounts of dioxin, one of the most toxic industry-made chemicals.


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Links between Agent Orange, herbicides, and rare diseases by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee. Download PDF EPUB FB2

And rare diseases book — A group of lawmakers introduced legislation that would add nine more diseases to a list of conditions presumed to be caused by the chemical herbicide Agent Orange. Ischemic Heart Disease and Agent Orange. Veterans who develop ischemic heart disease and were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service do not have to prove a connection between their disease and service to be eligible to receive VA health care and disability compensation.

Vietnam veterans and those who served at certain other locations (such as Thailand or the Korean Demilitarized Zone) who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides may be eligible for 3 kinds of benefits. Agent Orange Registry health exam: The Agent Orange Registry is a program administered by the VA since Veterans who qualify and.

Get this from a library. Links between Agent Orange, herbicides, and rare diseases: hearing before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. This book updates and evaluates the available scientific evidence regarding statistical associations between diseases and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides used in Vietnam, focusing on new scientific studies and literature published since the release of Veterans and Agent Orange ().The update Links between Agent Orange special attention to the relationship between exposure to.

Heart disease is a condition on the Agent Orange presumptive list. This means if you have ischemic heart disease and can prove exposure to Agent Orange, you should be entitled to Veterans Disability Benefits.

Many studies have shown that Agent Orange is linked to heart disease and the VA has accepted that fact. Over the past two years, federal officials say, an estima more veterans have sought medical compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange, an herbicide.

Agent Orange was a herbicide used during the Vietnam War to clear fields and rice paddies that helped serve as hiding places. According to the VA, around 20 million gallons of the herbicide were dumped on Vietnam during the war between andand the US military used Agent Orange as recently asaccording to ABC News.

ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE OF LINK BETWEEN AGENT ORANGE AND DIABETES In Julythe most recent results of the Air Force Health Study responsible for spraying herbicides in Vietnam be-tween and of the study makes it difficult to detect increases in rare diseases, thus small increases in rare diseases may be missed by the study.

The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 11 (), focused on the scientific literature published between. We believe that contact with Agent Orange, an herbicide used to clear trees and plants during the Vietnam War, likely causes several illnesses.

We refer to these as Agent Orange presumptive diseases. Find out if you can get disability compensation or benefits if you had contact herbicides Agent Orange while serving in the military and now have one or. Agent Orange, mixture of herbicides that U.S. military forces sprayed in Vietnam from to during the Vietnam War for the dual purpose of defoliating forest areas that might conceal Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces and destroying crops that might feed the enemy.

The defoliant, sprayed from low-flying aircraft, consisted of approximately equal amounts of the unpurified butyl esters. In and researchers at the National Academies of Sciences found evidence suggesting links between the herbicide Agent Orange and.

Agent Orange Links between Agent Orange a herbicide and defoliant chemical, one of the "tactical use" Rainbow is widely known for its use by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from to It is a mixture of equal parts of two herbicides, 2,4,5-T and 2, addition to its damaging environmental effects, traces of dioxin.

The latest in a series of congressionally mandated biennial reviews of the evidence of health problems that may be linked to exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War found sufficient evidence of an association for hypertension and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).

It exposed millions of soldiers and civilians to organochlorine chemicals, predominantly Agent Orange containing 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). 2 Resultant skin diseases have been a persistent question with one study reporting up to 85% of exposed veterans describing a persistent skin eruption.3, 4 An official review has been.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a plan Tuesday to add an amendment to the next National Defense Authorization Act expanding the list of diseases linked to the Vietnam-era herbicide Agent Orange.

Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes reviews the scientific evidence regarding the association, if any, between Type 2 diabetes1 and exposure to dioxin2 and other chemical compounds in herbicides used in Vietnam.

This report examines, to the extent that available data permitted meaningful determinations, (1. Once a disease is put on the list, it is easier to get disability compensation for it because the VA presumes the disease is a result of exposure to Agent Orange for veterans who served in Vietnam or its inland waterways between and The same applies to veterans who served in or near the Korean demilitarized zone between and   Because this herbicide came in drums with orange stripes, it was called Agent Orange.

Today, Agent Orange is used to refer generally to all the phenoxy herbicides sprayed at the time. 1 In addition to the phenoxy herbicides, other herbicides used included cacodylic acid, an organic arsenic compound, and picloram, a chlorobenzoic acid herbicide.

Agent Orange, the herbicide used as a weapon by US military forces in Vietnam for nearly a decade to defoliate vast stretches of inhabited forest and jungle in an effort to deprive the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces of both cover and a supportive populace, has long been known to have caused a large number of serious and debilitating diseases, many of them passed on to.

Agent Orange. Agent Orange is a type of herbicide. It was used throughout Vietnam during the Vietnam War between and The herbicide was used to kill vegetation that the enemy forces used for cover. After many military service people returned from the war, they began to experience an array of health problems.

Study finds link between high blood pressure, Agent Orange exposure Julia Bergman Novem GMT A new review of the health impacts of Agent Orange exposure found that there’s sufficient evidence of a link between hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, and exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides.

During the Vietnam War, Agent Orange was widely used as herbicide and jungle defoliant. It has been linked to a wide range of cancers and other diseases.

Under the Agent Orange Act ofthe VA automatically accepts that any Vietnam veteran who served in-country between January and May probably was exposed to the herbicide. In response to concerns and continuing uncertainty about the long-term health effects of the sprayed herbicides on Vietnam veterans, Veterans and Agent Orange provides a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam.

The report is. Links between Agent Orange, Herbicides, and Rare Diseases: Hearing U.S. House, Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations, Marx Library Gov Docs Bookstacks (2nd Floor South).

Dr. Orange: The Secret Nemesis of Sick Vets For decades, the military and the VA have repeatedly turned to one man to guide decisions on whether Agent Orange. Agent Orange is known to cause cancer, and other health conditions, but for those with COPD (and many other respiratory diseases) there is still a possible connection.

Agent Orange: During the Vietnam War, dioxin was used often, killing vegetation and land in the way of the soldiers. Military veterans exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at higher risk for certain types of skin cancer, suggests a new report. Agent Orange is a defoliant famously used by the British military during the Malayan Emergency and the U.S.

military period of the Vietnam War. Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes [Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Committee to Review the Evidence Regarding the Link Between Exposure to Agent Orange and Diabetes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Reviews: 1. Vietnam (between 9 Jan and 7 May )- exposed on land or on a ship operating on the inland waterways (Brown Water Veterans). Korea in or near the DMZ (between 1 Apr and 31 Aug ) c. Thailand military bases (between 28 Feb and 7 May ).

Installations where Agent Orange and other herbicides were. Reading the memos after his cancer diagnosis, it seemed clear there was a link between Agent Orange and illnesses plaguing those who’d flown aboard Cs.

New Study Could Pressure VA to Expand Agent Orange Benefits. More than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, research is still showing the effects of the herbicide Agent Orange. The first presumption is if you stepped foot in Vietnam, you were exposed to Agent Orange.

So that takes care of the event and service. The second presumption is if you were exposed to Agent Orange and you have one of their 15 diseases (like Gregg said, heart disease and diabetes), then you don’t have to do that last part of medical nexus. For many disabled veterans who were exposed to Agent-Orange, winning service connection for a disease not presumed to be caused by Agent Orange exposure seems like an impossible task.

Often, these veterans call our veterans benefits law firm because they have various forms of cancer and other rare diseases that VA says are not known to come.

In Updatethe committee found sufficient evidence of an association between exposure to herbicides and/or TCDD and four diseases: soft-tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and chloracne.

The recent scientific literature continues to support the classification of these diseases in the category of sufficient evidence. * AL Amyloidosis A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.

* Prostate Cancer Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among men Diseases Associated with Agent Orange. "I did a quick search and came up with this book entitled, "Veterans and Agent Orange", which was published by The National Academies Press.

There is “limited or suggestive evidence” that links Agent Orange exposure to bladder cancer and hyperthyroidism according to the biennial review of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides.

The committee reviewed results from a study of veterans of the Korean War who also served in the Vietnam War that suggested an association for.

The book has information regarding the Vietnamese culture, how a soldier should act, what foods to eat, and what foods to avoid, etc.

Thus, epidemiologic data may not be available for assessing whether a particular rare disease is associcate with Agent Orange exposure.” The first two claims are regarding Agent Orange /Herbicide Exposure.Agent Orange,herbicide used by U.S.

forces during the Vietnam War to expose enemy guerrilla forces in forested areas. Agent Orange contains varying amounts of dioxin.

Exposure to the defoliant has been linked with chemical acne, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, soft-tissue sarcoma, and hairy-cell soldiers were exposed to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. DoD Releases Study on Link Between Agent Orange and Diabetes responsible for spraying herbicides in Vietnam between and to deny cover and destroy crops of the North Vietnamese Army.