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VA reverses denial of benefits for veteran in Agent Orange-related case C-123

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Breaking News: Long Awaited Dioxins Report Revealed

EPAs Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments, Volume 1

The American People's Dioxin Report

Service connection for bladder cancer, as due to Agent Orange exposure and/or diesel fuel exposure, is granted.

Exposure to Agent Orange by Location

Click here to see herbicide spraying locations between 1963 and 1970

Vietnam the Secert Agent

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Agent Orange is recognized as the most toxic man-made chemical. We dumped it on Vietnam and we dumped it on the dusty backroads of Southern Missouri.

Vietnam: The Secret Agent is the first comprehensive look at the history, the effects and the implications of the deadly contaminant 2,4,5-T — a main ingredient of the defoliant code-named Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Using rare archival and striking war footage in support of interviews with veterans, scientists, attorneys and representatives of the U.S. Air Force, the VA and Dow Chemical — this film documents the history of chemical warfare and the plight of our Vietnam vets.

Every issue raised in the film continues to resonate in today's political climate. As soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan, plagued by illness, disability and post-traumatic stress, as Americans — particularly students — question political decisions, it's critical to learn from past conflicts.

This award winning 1984 documentary classic, re-released on DVD, is loaded with new bonus interviews: class action update, eye witness accounts from Vietnam, dioxin problem solving, U.S. veterans today, and more.

Guam and Johnston Atoll

Vietnam and Southeast Asia Documents

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Beyond The Wall

The POW/MIA Scrolling Wall

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Filing Claims for Presumptive Conditions Based on Herbicide Exposure

Agent Orange Exposure Commonly Linked to Cancer & Endocrine Disorders

Agent orange development procedures for in country-brown water-blue water-korea-thailand

Cancer and Diabetes Findings in Veterans of Ranch Hand Reevaluated

Diabetes and Cancer in Veterans of Operation Ranch Hand After Adjustment for Calendar Period, Days of Spraying, and Time Spent in Southeast Asia

Searchable dioxin study database

Free I Served Sticker

Ischemic Heart Disease

New Procedures for Claims Based on Herbicide Exposure in Thailand and Korea

Agent Orange Okinawa

Free PDF's on what we call AO

Check Your Claims Status On Line

Agent Orange Legacy-Children of Vietnam Veterans

Agent Orange Second Generation

A G E N T O R A N G E & O T H E R D E F O L I A N T S

VA - Birth Defects Assistance

Vietnam Veteran Wives

Vocational Training for Children with Spina Bifida or Other Birth Defects

Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Health Care Program

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Wall Updates in Excel

If You Had Malaria In Vietnam, Then You Need To Read This

What If I Was Exposed to an Herbicide Outside Vietnam?

AO Peripheral Neuropathy Claims Help

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Vietnam War: -- The Impact Of Media

T H E V I E T N A M W A R

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If you are a Vietnam Veteran and have not gotten diabetes, PLEASE get checked out for it every SIX MONTHS. While you are at it, if you have not had your Thyroid checked PLEASE DO, and make sure you get your Doctor to check it EVERY TWELVE MONTHS.
 
Every Vietnam Veteran should have a  yearly physical with cat scans.
   
DON'T BE ANOTHER VICTIM OF, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME!!!!!!

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Parkinson Disease

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Vietnam Conflict July 1, 1958 to August 4, 1964
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Vietnam War August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975

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Agent Orange Quilt of Tears Schedule

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The Quilts 4/19-4/20

To View Videos Of Vietnam

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Zip File Of The 58181 Names On The Wall

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To Join AO Awareness and Information Yahoo Group--Click The Pic

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The Complete Agent Orange Story
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Agent Orange Quilt Of Tears

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What is Agent Orange

The Rainbow Herbicides

The Fifteen Herbicides Used in Vietnam

  • PURPLE: A formulation of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5,-T used between 1962 and 1964.
  • GREEN: Contained 2,4,5-T and was used 1962-1964.
  • PINK: Contained 2,4,5-T and was used 1962-1964.
  • ORANGE: A formulation of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5-T used between 1965 and 1970.
  • WHITE: A formulation of Picloram and 2,4,-D.
  • BLUE: Contained cacodylic acid.
  • ORANGE II: A formulation of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5-T used in 1968 and 1969 (also sometimes referred to as "Super Orange")
  • DINOXOL: A formulation of 2,4,-D and 2,4,,5-T. Small quantities were tested in Vietnam between 1962 and 1964.
  • TRINOXOL: Contained 2,4,5-T. Small quantities tested in Vietnam 1962-1964.
  • BROMACIL
    • DIQUAT:
    • TANDEX:
    • MONURON:
    • DIURON:
    • DALAPON:

Small quantities of all of the above were tested in Vietnam, 1962-1964.

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Agent Orange Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada

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Chemicals used in Military Operations during the Vietnam War

Durway Proving Ground

National Toxicology Program

Nehmer Rule Title 38 CFR

Veterans Health Council

Vietnam War Bibliography

Loophole Frustrates Veterans

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If it is determined that a veteran was exposed outside
 Vietnam during his or her military service, to a chemical
 contained in one of the herbicides used in Vietnam, and
 he or she has a disease on VAs presumptive list, it will be
 presumed to be service connected.

The next 4 links is new info on Hatfield reports, they are large files in PDF

Hatfield Report Final Nov 2009

Hatfield- Hot Spots South Vietnam

Hatfield Report April 2007

Hatfield Report Summary April 2007

Agent Blue, used almost as much as Agent Orange in Vietnam, contained a highly concentrated form of arsenic.
The next 3 links are about AB.

Agent Blue

Agent Blue 2

Agent Blue 3

Agent White

Agent Orange and Agent Purple

Agent Orange Cambodia

Agent Orange Clinic

Agent Orange Johnston Atoll

Agent Orange Press Release

Agent Orange Philippines

Agent Orange Queensland

Agent Orange Registry

A Vietnam Wife

Air America

BPH and Low Testosterone Levels

Birth Defects in Vietnam Veterans and Returning Gulf War Veterans

Cancer and Diabetes findings in Veterans of Ranch Hand reevaluated

Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam: Interim Findings and Recommendations Read Online

Chemical Toxins

CIA Documents On Vietnam

Court: VA must pay Agent Orange victims July 19, 2007

Darrow Report

Dioxins and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality

Dioxin from Science.Gov Type in Dioxin in Their Search Box

Eagle's Bravo 2/27 Wolfhounds

Emerging Links between Chronic Disease and Environmental Exposure

EPA and Dioxin/AO Reports

Establishing Service Connection for Disabilities Resulting From Exposure to Herbicide Agents

Guide to Filing Claims for Agent Orange

Hatfield Reports and Presentations

HERBICIDAL WARFARE PROGRAM IN VIETNAM, 1961 - 1971

How Agent Orange Worked

New On AO

New Revised Agent Orange Handbook 9/05/06 AO Registry

Prostate Cancer Research

Research on Vietnam

Self Help Guide On Agent Orange

Stellman Study

Stellman Study 2

The Political Science of Agent Orange and Dioxin

The PTSD Book

VA Lists many new ailments as "no relationship" to Agent Orange

Veterans and Agent Orange: updated January 16, 2007

DISEASES RECOGNIZED BY THE VA AS CONNECTED TO AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE

Veterans Service Officers

VA Forms for Compensation

Vietnam War Resources

Vietnam War History

Wildgun's Diabetic Info Site

Women Veterans and Their Courage!

Institute of Medicine Agent Orange Reports

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Agent Orange Information
 
This list is intended to help those who are researching Agent Orange and the problems it is causing to their family members due to the
spraying during the Vietnam War and other locations

Agent Orange and Blue Water Navy Updates

Agent Orange Briefs

Agent Orange and Cancer

Agent Orange Classified Info Zumwalt Report

More on Zumwalt

Agent Orange General Info

Agent Orange and Your VA Claim

Agent Orange and COPD 1

Agent Orange and COPD 2

Agent Orange and COPD 3

Agent Orange and COPD 4

Agent Orange Cover-up: Dioxin KILLS Web Site

Agent Orange by Deana Feist

Agent Orange and Diabetes

Agent orange and Diabetes 2

Agent Orange and Dow Chemical

Agent Orange Exam

Agent Orange and High Blood Pressure

AGENT ORANGE Law Suite

Agent Orange Lawyer

Agent Orange and Multiple Sclerosis

AGENT ORANGE Outside of Vietnam, Canada:

Agent Orange Outside Vietnam, Panama

Agent Orange Panama

Agent Orange Panama 2

AGENT ORANGE Quilt of Tears

Agent Orange and Peripheral Neuropathy

Agent Orange Review

Agent Orange and Spina Bifida

Agent Orange Terminology

Air Force Admits Agent Orange Spraying at Eglin AFB, Florida

Alvin Young Pages

American Legion Service Officers

AO Spray Map & Info "Must See

AO Spray Map II

Agent Orange Story

Agent Orange Story in PDF

Agent Orange, VA Claims and Appeals, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,

Agent Orange Wildgun

Article on Defoliation

Autoimmune Dysfunction In Vietnam Veterans

Children of Women Vietnam Veterans

Collateral Damage (2006)

Compensation & Pension Benefits

Cyber Sarge's Site

Determining Agent Orange Exposure

Dioxin Briefing Sheet

Dioxin Homepage

Dioxin Report

DoD Medical Research

Disabled American Veterans Service Office Directories DAV Excel Format

Diseases Associated With AO

Exposure to dioxins influences male reproductive system, study of Vietnam veterans concludes

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2008

Gallons of Agent Orange, White & Blue Sprayed in Nam,

Gary Jacobson Vietnam Picture Tour

Information on Prostate Cancer

IOM Health Of Veterans

IOM Identifies Link with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Principi Extends Benefits

List of Media Coverage for Hatfield Consultants Ltd. Studies on Agent Orange in Viet Nam

Maps of Nam

Military Base Pollution Clark Air Base

Monsanto's Agent Orange

MORE info on AO Chemicals

MORE Problems Caused by AGENT ORANGE

National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records Web Site

Operation Ranch Hand

Prostate Cancer Foundation

POW/MIA Databases and Documents

POW/MIA Through DNA

Search The Wall

Search the Wall 2

Seveso Studies on Early and Long-Term Effects of Dioxin Exposure

Social Security Online

Social Security Disability Secrets

Social Security Disability Information

Spina Bifida Handbook

Supreme Court's Decision on AGENT ORANGE "June 2002"

Thesis on Agent Orange by Deana Feist

The Suicide Wall

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

VA Forms

VA's guide on Agent Orange claims

Veterans Administration & Benefits

Veterans Benefits for those exposed to Agent Orange

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Vets Home

Veterans With Diabetes

Vietnam Veterans Benefit From Agent Orange Rules

VFW Veterans Service Officers

VFW National Veterans Service Program Roster

Veterans Health Initiative (VHI) Agent Orange

Veterans online application web site (VONAPP)

Vietnam Casualties by State and City or Town

Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 1974

Vietnam, Still at odds (2005)

Vietnam War Resources

Viper Vietnam Pages

Virtual Vietnam Archive

BOOKS / STUDIES on Agent Orange

ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry). 1998.
Toxicological profile for chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (Update). US
Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.
Atlanta, Georgia. 678 p. with appendices.

ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry). 1997.
Interim Policy Guideline: Dioxin and Dioxin-like compounds in soil.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.
Atlanta, Georgia.

Dioxins and Health. Arnold Schecter (ed.). New York, NY: Plenum
Press, 1994. ISBN: 0-306-44785-1.

Dioxin and its Analogues, Joint Report No. 4. Academie Des Sciences -
CADAS. Paris: Technique & Documentation - Lavoisier, 1995. ISBN: 2-
7430-0020-1.

Harvest of Death. J.B. Neilands, G.H. Orians, E.W. Pfeiffer, A.
Vennema, and A.H. Westing. New York, NY: The Free Press, 1972.
Library of Congress Number: 72-143521.

Herbicidal Warfare: The RANCH HAND Project in Vietnam. Paul F.
Cecil. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1986. ISBN: 0-275-92007-0.

My Father, My Son. E. Zumwalt Jr., E. Zumwalt III, and J. Pekkanen.
New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1986. ISBN: 0-02-633630-8.

The Wages of War: When American Soldiers Came Home - From Valley
Forge to Vietnam. R. Severo and L. Milford. New York, NY: Simon &
Schuster Inc., 1989. ISBN: 0-671-54325-3.

The Withering Rain. Thomas Whiteside. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton &
Co. Inc., 1971. Library of Congress Number: 77-148477.

After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Viet Nam. Ronald H. Spector. The
Free Press, New York. 1993. ISBN: 0-02-930380-X

In Retrospect - The Tragedy and Lessons of Viet Nam. Robert S.
McNamara. Random House, New York. 1995. ISBN: 0-8129-2523-8.

Veterans and Agent Orange. Committee to Review the Health Effects in
Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, Division of Health
Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Washington,
D.C.: National Academy Press,
1994. ISBN: 0-309-04887-7.
1996 Update: ISBN: 0-309-05487-7.
1998 Update: ISBN: 0-309-06326-4.
2000 Update: ISBN: 0-309-07552-1.

VIETNAM: A History. Stanley Karnow. New York, NY: The Viking Press,
1983. ISBN: 0-670-74604-5.

Hamburger Hill. Samuel Zaffiri. Presido Press, Norato, Ca. 1988. New
edition printed 2000. ISBN: 0-89141-289-1.
Herbicides in War - The Long-term Ecological and Human Consequences.
A.H. Westing (ed.). Taylor and Francis, Philadelphia. 1984. ISBN: 0-
85066-265-6.

WHO/EURO. 1998a. WHO Revises the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for
dioxins. World Health Organization European Centre for Environment
and Health; International Programme on Chemical Safety.
Organohalogen Compounds 38: 295-298.

WHO/EURO. 1998b. Assessment of the Health Risk of Dioxins: Re-
evaluation of the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI). World Health
Organization, European Centre for Environment and Health;
International Programme on Chemical Safety. WHO Consultation, May 25-
29, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO/EURO. 1991. Consultation on Tolerable Daily Intake from Food of
PCDDs and PCDFs, Bilthoven, Netherlands, 4-7 December 1990. Region
Office for Europe Summary Report. EUR/ICP/PCS 030(S)0369n. World
Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.


WHO/EURO. 1989. Levels of PCBs, PCDDS and PCDFs in Breast Milk:
Results of WHO-coordinated interlaboratory quality control studies
and analytical field studies (Yrjanhaiki, EJ, ed).
Environmental Health Series Report #34.

Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
WHO/EURO. 1988. PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs in Breast Milk:

Assessment of health risks (Grandjean, P et al., eds.).
Environmental Health Series Report #29. Copenhagen:
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.


Australian Vietnam Veterans Study

This 1997 study of 50,000 Australian Viet Nam veterans
entitled "Mortality of Vietnam Veterans: The Veteran Cohort Study"
found that the death rate among veterans between 1980 and 1994 was
some seven percent higher than for the overall male population. In
addition, the study found that the death rate from cancer was about
20 percent above average, and that veterans may face an increased
risk of death by suicide. The Australian government received this
information seriously since it has been documented that those
individuals who were in Viet Nam had successfully passed rigid
medical examinations and were therefore considered
"healthy"; those with congenital medical issues were rejected as
conscripts.

The report is available from:
Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs
PO Box 21
Canberra, ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA

 

Agent Orange Presumptive List Expanded

BY LEONARD J. SELFON, VETERANS BENEFITS PROGRAM

Pursuant to the Agent Orange Act of 1991, the VA entered into an agreement with the

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to review the scientific associations between

exposure to herbicides during the Vietnam War and diseases suspected to result from

such exposure. NAS submits reports on its activities every two years.

The law also provides that when, based on sound medical and scientific evidence, the VA

determines that a positive association exists (i.e., the credible evidence for the association

is equal to or outweighs the credible evidence against the association), the VA will publish

regulations establishing presumptive service connection for that disease, (i.e., the

veteran will not have to provide medical evidence of a relationship between exposure and

the subsequent onset of the disease in question). The Secretary's determination must be

based on a consideration of the NAS reports and all other available sound medical and

scientific information and analysis.

Between July 1993 and April 2001, the VA issued regulations that established

presumptive service connection for several diseases for Vietnam veterans. These include:

chloracne, Type II diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's

lymphoma, acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy, porphyria cutanea tarda, prostate

cancer, respiratory cancers (cancer of the lung, bronchus, larynx, or trachea), and certain

soft-tissue sarcomas. If a veteran who was exposed to an herbicidal agent in service

subsequently develops one of the presumptive diseases, the VA will presume that the

disease was caused by the exposure to that herbicide for purposes of granting serviceconnected

benefits.

In each of its four previous biennial reports, the NAS determined that there was

"inadequate/insufficient" evidence to determine an association between exposure to an

herbicide agent and the development of leukemia. Following the 2001 NAS report, the VA

asked NAS to review the possible association between exposure to Agent Orange and a

particular form of leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In its 2002 update, NAS

concluded that there is sufficient evidence of such an association. After considering all of

the evidence, VA Secretary Principi determined that there is a positive credible association

between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam and the subsequent Occurrence of CLL

and that a presumption of service connection for CLL is warranted.

Consequently, on March 26 the VA published a proposed regulation to add CCL to the list

of presumptively service-connected diseases incurred as the result of exposure to

herbicides used in the Vietnam War. Interested organizations and individuals have until

late May to provide their comments on the proposed regulation. The VA will then consider

all of the comments received and issue a final regulation.

USE OF AGENT ORANGE OUTSIDE OF VIETNAM

The VA has announced that the Defense of Department (DoD) has released a list of

locations outside of Vietnam where Agent Orange was used or tested over a number of

years. The listings are mostly Army records, although there are a limited number of Navy

and Air Force records. These listings relate only to chemical efficacy testing and/or

operational testing. The records, however, do not refer to the use of Agent Orange or

other chemicals in routine base maintenance activities, such as spraying along railroad

tracks, weed control on rifle ranges, etc. The VA has been advised that information on

such use does not exist.

The VA does have significant information regarding Agent Orange use in Korea along the

demilitarized zone (DMZ). DoD has confirmed that Agent Orange was used from April 1968

through July 1969 along the DMZ. The military defoliated the fields of fire between the

front-line defensive positions and the south-barrier fence. The size of the treated area was

a strip of land 151 miles long and up to 350 yards wide from the fence to north of the

"civilian control line." There are no records that reflect spraying within the DMZ itself.

Agent Orange and other herbicides were applied through hand spraying and by hand

distribution of pelletized herbicides. Although restrictions limited the potential for spray

drift, run-off, and crop damage, records indicate that effects of spraying were sometimes

observed as far as 200 meters down wind.

Units in the area during the period of use of herbicide include: the four combat brigades of

the 2nd Infantry Division (1-38 Infantry, 2-38 Infantry, 1-23 Infantry, 2-23 Infantry, 3-23

Infantry, 3-32 Infantry, 109th Infantry, 209th Infantry, 1-72 Armor, 2-72 Armor, 4-7th

Cavalry); and 3rd Brigade of the 7th. Infantry Division (1-17th Infantry, 2-17th Infantry, 1-73

Armor, 2-10th Cavalry). Field Artillery, Signal, and Engineer troops were supplied as

support personnel as required. The estimated total number of exposed personnel is

12,056.

For purposes of claims for service connection, if a veteran is determined to have been

exposed to Agent Orange in Korea or in other recognized areas (e.g., Panama), then the

presumption of service connection for the listed diseases applies.

Special Compensation for 10 Diseases: As with veterans of any period, Vietnam veterans

with disabilities arising during or aggravated by military service may receive monthly VA

compensation. As knowledge has grown from studies of Agent Orange, some latent

diseases that may not have become evident in service have been recognized

presumptively. Based on clinical research, 10 such diseases are now on the presumptive

list: chloracne, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, porphyria

cutanea tarda, respiratory cancers (lung, bronchus, larynx and trachea), soft-tissue

sarcoma, acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy, prostate cancer and spina bifida.

Compensation, health care and vocation rehabilitation services are provided to Vietnam

veterans' offspring with spina bifida, a congenital birth defect of the spine. Vietnam

veterans are not required to prove exposure to Agent Orange; VA presumes that all

military personnel who served in Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange.

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