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Briefing Date:05/20/2011
Topic:Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on the Health of Select Populations
Committee on Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure

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Congressional Briefings
Friday, May 20, 2011
412 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 11:30 a.m.
340 Cannon House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
and
Monday, May 23, 2011
478 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 10:30 a.m.

on

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure

This new report from the Institute of Medicine explores whether scientific evidence can determine if “Blue Water Navy” veterans -- those who served aboard deep-water vessels during the Vietnam War -- could have been exposed to Agent Orange or dioxin from the herbicide.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 20, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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