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Publications & Reports on Agent Orange

VA has developed newsletters, guides and other materials for Veterans, the public and health care providers about the health effects of Agent Orange exposure. In addition, at VA's request, the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine produces reports reviewing the research on Agent Orange.

Newsletters – Agent Orange Review for Veterans

The Agent Orange Review provides information to Veterans and their families concerned about herbicides used in Vietnam or other locations and about VA’s programs to respond to these concerns.

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Cover of Agent Orange Review Winter 2012

Latest Issue (Summer 2015) | PDF (2.51 MB, PDF)

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Environmental Exposures Programs and Services brochure (447 KB, PDF)
Overview of programs and services available for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during their military service, including Agent Orange, Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pits, Depleted Uranium, Gulf War, Ionizing Radiation, and Toxic Embedded Fragments.


Use these posters to help inform Veterans about VA benefits and services. Posters are not copyrighted and may be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper using a standard office printer.

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Agent Orange Rider
(1.2 MB, PDF)

Agent Orange Helicopter
(3.4 MB, PDF)

Guides for Clinicians

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Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure (Veterans Health Initiative)
Study guide provides a background for health care providers on the unique health issues and concerns of Veterans of the Vietnam War

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Environmental Exposure Pocket Card (630 KB, PDF)
For health care providers caring for Veterans with exposure concerns, includes what questions to ask and where to get information


Institute of Medicine Reports on Agent Orange

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VA contracts with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, a non-governmental organization, to scientifically review evidence on the long-term health effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on Vietnam Veterans.

The IOM regularly updates its reports on Veterans and Agent Orange.


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