Veterans Affairs: Health Care and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

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This report provides an overview of health care services and disability compensation benefits available to Vietnam veterans, Children of Vietnam Era veterans, and non-Vietnam veterans exposed to herbicides. This is followed by a discussion of litigation pertaining to Navy veterans of the Vietnam Era who served offshore and were never physically present on Vietnamese soil. The report concludes with a discussion of epidemiologic research conducted to study the health effects of Agent Orange and dioxin exposure on Vietnam veterans.

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Panangala, Sidath Viranga & Weimer, Douglas Reid September 22, 2010.

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This report provides an overview of health care services and disability compensation benefits available to Vietnam veterans, Children of Vietnam Era veterans, and non-Vietnam veterans
exposed to herbicides. This is followed by a discussion of litigation pertaining to Navy veterans of the Vietnam Era who served offshore and were never physically present on Vietnamese soil. The report concludes with a discussion of epidemiologic research conducted to study the health effects of Agent Orange and dioxin exposure on Vietnam veterans.

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13 pages.

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  • September 22, 2010

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Panangala, Sidath Viranga & Weimer, Douglas Reid. Veterans Affairs: Health Care and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange, report, September 22, 2010; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29704/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.