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Briefing Date:11/14/2005
Topic:Disposition of the Air Force Health Study: Interim Letter Report

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practices
Committee on the Disposition of the Air Force Health Study

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Congressional Briefing
Monday, November 14, 2005
334 Cannon House Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.

on

Disposition of the Air Force Health Study:
Interim Letter Report

In P.L. 108-183, the Institute of Medicine was asked by Congress to provide guidance on the future of the Air Force Health (or "Ranch Hand") Study, a long-term epidemiologic study of Air Force personnel who conducted aerial spraying of herbicides during the Vietnam War. This initial letter report focuses on how study data and specimens have been catalogued and stored.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on November 15, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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