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Veterans and agent orange : update 2000 / Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine.

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides.
Date
2001


About this work

Publication/Creation

Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 2001.

Physical description

xv, 604 pages ; 24 cm

Edition

3rd biennial update.

Contents

Executive summary. Organization and framework ; Toxicology summary ; Exposure assessment ; Conclusions about health outcomes ; Increased risk of disease among Vietnam veterans ; Observations and research recommendations -- Veterans and Agent Orange: previous IOM reports. Background ; Conclusions about health outcomes ; Increased risk of disease among Vietnam veterans ; Existence of a plausible biologic mechanism or other evidence of a causal relationship ; Research recommendations -- Toxicology ; Lay summary ; Overview of the scientific literature in Update 2000 ; Toxicity profile updates ; Issues in evaluating the evidence -- Methodolgical considerations in evaluating the evidence ; Questions to be addressed ; Issues in evaluating the evidence -- Exposure assessment. Occupational and environmental exposures to herbicides and dioxin ; Military use of herbicides in Vietnam ; Exposure assessment in studies of Vietnam veterans -- Epidemiologic studies. Occupational studies ; Environmental studies ; Vietnam veteran studies ; Observations and research recommendations -- Cancer. Gastrointestinal tract tumors ; Hepatobiliary cancers ; Nasal and nasopharyngeal cancer ; Laryngeal cancer ; Lung cancer ; Bone cancer ; Soft-tissue sarcomas ; Skin cancers: all types ; Skin cancer: melanoma ; Skin cancer: basal and squamous cell (nonmelanoma) ; Breast cancer ; Cancers of the female reproductive system ; Prostate cancer ; Testicular cancer ; Urinary bladder cancer ; Renal cancer ; Brain tumors ; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ; Hodgkin's Disease ; Multiple myeloma ; Leukemia -- Reproductive effects. Birth defects ; Fertility ; Spontaneous abortion ; Stillbirth, Neonatal death, and infant death ; Low birthweight and preterm birth ; Childhood cancers ; Sex ratio -- Neurobehavioral disorders. Cognitive and neuropsychiatric effects ; Motor/coordination dysfunction ; Chronic persistent peripheral neuropathy ; Acute and subacute transient peripheral neuropathy ; Conclusions for neurobehaviorial disorders -- Other health effects. Chloracne ; Porphyria cutanea tarda ; Respiratory disorders ; Immune system disorders ; Diabetes ; Lipid and lipoprotein disorders ; Gastrointestinal and digestive disease, Including liver toxicity ; Circulatory disorders ; Amyloidosis.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Languages

  • English


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ISBN

  • 0309075521

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