Publications on Radiation Exposure
VA has developed the following materials for Veterans and health care providers about radiation and health problems from exposure. The materials are not copyrighted and may be reproduced.
Newsletters – Ionizing Radiation Review
The Ionizing Radiation Review provides information to Veterans and their families concerned about the health risks of exposure to ionizing radiation in military service and about VA’s programs to respond to these risks.
Fact Sheets and Brochures
Ionizing Radiation: Information for Veterans and their Families (1.08 MB, PDF)
Learn about exposure to ionizing radiation, Veterans who may be affected, diseases and illnesses associated with exposure, and what to do next if you've been exposed.
Ionizing Radiation: Information for Health Care Providers (318 KB, PDF)
Learn about exposure to ionizing radiation, Veteran populations who may be affected, diseases and illnesses associated with exposure, how to talk to your patients about exposure, and the support and services available.
Are YOU An Atomic Veteran? (1.2 MB, PDF)
About presumptive service‑connected health conditions, health registry, benefits and claims, and Veterans' Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction
Environmental Exposures Programs & Services brochure (226 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.
Clinical Education Guide (Veterans Health Initiative)
Veterans and Radiation, a Veterans Health Initiative independent study guide, provides clinicians an overview of issues facing Veteran patients who may have been exposed to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation during military service.
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