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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: 12 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 15,894 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Institute of Medicine (U.S.).
Veterans and agent orange : update 2002 by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 4,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated review and evaluation of the available scientific evidence regarding the statistical association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam and various adverse health outcomes suspected to be linked with such exposures
Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present report is the third comprehensive review and evaluation of the newly published scientific evidence regarding associations between health outcomes and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides used in Vietnam. In accordance with P.L. 102-4, the committee was asked to determine, to the extent that available data permitted meaningful determinations, (1) whether a statistical association with herbicide exposure exists, taking into account the strength of the scientific evidence and the appropriateness of the statistical and epidemiologic methods used to detect the association; (2) the increased risk of the disease among those exposed to herbicides during Vietnam service; and (3) whether there is a plausible biologic mechanism or other evidence of a causal relationship between herbicide exposure and the disease
Veterans and agent orange by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,980 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 : update 1998 by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third in a series of five congressionally mandated studies, this book is an updated review and evaluation of the available scientific evidence regarding the statistical association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam and various adverse health
Veterans and agent orange by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2012 by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,388 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 : update 1996 by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,151 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 : update 2010 by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because of continuing uncertainty about the long-term health effects of the sprayed herbicides on Vietnam veterans, Congress passed the Agent Orange Act of 1991. The legislation directed the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to request the Institite of Medicine to perform a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam to be followed by biennial updates. The 2010 update recommends further research of links between Vietnam service and specific health outcomes, most importantly COPD, tonsil cancer, melanoma, brain cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and paternally transmitted effects to offspring."--Publisher's description
Veterans and agent orange( )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam : executive summary by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans and agent orange : 2006 update( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 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

 
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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 (103)

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Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in VietnamVeterans and agent orangeVeterans and Agent Orange : update 1998Veterans and agent orangeVeterans and Agent Orange : update 1996Veterans and Agent Orange : update 2010Veterans and Agent Orange : health effects of herbicides used in Vietnam