VA cites slow-rolled Agent Orange report to oppose spina bifida bill

August 30, 2018, Stars and Stripes, Tom Philpott


More than two years ago, in March 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs received the latest in a series of scientific literature reviews from the National Academy of Medicine on Agent Orange-associated ailments. This one raised the possibility that VA might add as many as four new conditions — bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, Parkinson-like tremors and perhaps even hypertension — to its list of 14 illnesses it presumes have been caused by exposure to herbicides the U.S. military sprayed during the Vietnam War.


To read the entire story, see: https://www.stripes.com/va-cites-slow-rolled-agent-orange-report-to-oppose-spina-bifida-bill-1.545049

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