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Briefing Date:04/02/2007
Topic:Long-Term Health Effects of Participation in Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense)

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Medical Follow-Up Agency
and
Board on Military and Veterans Health
Institute of Medicine Staff with Oversight from the
Advisory Panel for the Study of Long-Term Health Effects of Participation in Project SHAD

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Congressional Briefing
Monday, April 2, 2007
412 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 9:00 a.m.

on

Long-Term Health Effects of Participation in Project SHAD
(Shipboard Hazard and Defense)

by

William F. Page, Study Director and Senior Program Officer, Medical Follow-Up Agency, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

Frederick J. Erdtmann, Board Director, Medical Follow-Up Agency, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

This report assesses whether there is evidence that any particular long-term health effects in veterans are associated with participation in a series of tests during the 1960s known as the Shipboard Hazard and Defense Project (SHAD).

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 30, 2007 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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