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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides

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Works: 8 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 16,734 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Classifications: RA1242.T44, 363.179
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Most widely held works by Institute of Medicine (U.S.).
Veterans and Agent Orange : update 1998 by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

62 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Publisher's description
Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans and Agent Orange : update 1996 by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 (1994). The update gives special attention to the relationship between exposure to herbicides and the development of birth defects and transient peripheral neuropathy, as well as the relationship between exposure to herbicides and the subsequent development of prostate, hepatobiliary, nasopharyngeal, and other cancers. The book also explores the relationship between the length of time since first exposure and the possible risk of cancer development. It reviews and summarizes the strength of scientific evidence concerning the association between herbicide use in Vietnam and each disease suspected to be associated with such exposure
Veterans and agent orange by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991, because of continuing uncertainty about the long-term effects on Vietnam veterans who were exposed to herbicides during their service in Vietnam, Congress passed legislation that requested an ongoing comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding this topic. This report is part of that ongoing evaluation
Veterans and agent orange by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans and agent orange( )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam
Alternative Names
Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides

Institute of Medicine Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides

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English (93)

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