|Topic:||Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Committee to Review the Evidence Regarding the Link Between Exposure to
Agent Orange and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the Children of Vietnam
Tuesday, February 26, 2002 -- 1:30 p.m.
335 Cannon House Ofc. Bldg.
Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans
This report, which continues the work requested by Congress in the Agent Orange Act of 1992, reviews new data that has become available since the publication last spring of the Institute of Medicine's report "Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000," in order to discern whether evidence supports an association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam and acute myelogenous leukemia in veterans' children.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 27, 2002 and is available, in its entirety, on the National Academy Press Web site.