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.
The Are YOU An Atomic Veteran? brochure (1.2 MB, PDF) provides information on presumptive service‑
The Environmental Health Registry Programs for Veterans brochure (495 KB, PDF) provides an overview of five VA health registry programs that track the health of Veterans exposed during military service.
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 radiation during military service.
The guide covers effects of:
- Ionizing radiation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in U.S. atmospheric nuclear weapons tests that ended in 1962, and in small amounts in depleted uranium used in the Gulf War
- Non-ionizing radiation from radar and other sources
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