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Research Studies on Military Exposures

VA conducts or sponsors research studies on Veterans’ illnesses related to military exposures. Current studies are listed below.

OEF/OIF/OND Veterans

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND)

  • National Health Study for a New Generation of U.S. Veterans
    The 10-year study collects data on health risk behavior, general health, health care utilization, and potential exposures of 60,000 Veterans from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
  • Burn Pits
    VA is sponsoring several in-depth studies on possible health effects of open burn pits in military settings in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Gulf War Era Veterans

View more research on Gulf War Veterans' illnesses.

Vietnam Era Veterans

  • Army Chemical Corps Vietnam-Era Veterans Health Study
    Researchers are studying 4,000 Veterans who served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps sometime between 1965-1973 to determine if high blood pressure (hypertension) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are related to Agent Orange exposure during Vietnam.
  • Long Term Health Outcomes of Women's Service During the Vietnam Era
    This is the most comprehensive study to date of the mental and physical health of women Vietnam Veterans. The study will be used to shape future research and to plan for appropriate services for women Veterans and the aging Veteran population.

View more research on Agent Orange health effects.

Veterans of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests

The mortality follow-up study, Cancer Mortality among Military Personnel at U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests will assess the risk of cancer among 120,000 U.S. military personnel who participated in atmospheric weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site and the Pacific Proving Grounds between 1946 and 1958.

Project 112/SHAD Veterans

VA continues to study the long-term health effects of Project 112/SHAD, biological and chemical warfare tests from 1962 to 1974.

War Related Illness and Injury Research

VA's War Related Illness and Injury Study Centers focus on research for deployment-related health conditions.

 

Camp Lejeune Water Supplies

VA is closely monitoring new research on Camp Lejeune water supplies being conducted by The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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