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Briefing Date:04/15/2003
Topic:Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam: Interim Findings and Recommendations

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Committee on the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to Herbicides in Vietnam

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
503 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
340 Cannon House Office Bldg. -- 11:00 a.m.
and
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
412 Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.

on

Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange

and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam:

Interim Findings and Recommendations

This new report, from the Institute of Medicine, evaluates the feasibility of creating valid models that reconstruct the wartime exposure of veterans to herbicides, and assesses whether additional studies on the health effects of exposure should be conducted using these models. The report looks specifically at a model designed by researchers at Columbia University, which takes into account factors such as herbicide type, locations, and amounts of application and troop movements.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 16, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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