VA has developed newsletters, reports, and other materials for Veterans, the public and health care providers on the following topics:
- Health Registry Evaluation
- Agent Orange
- Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
- Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Exposures
- Project 112/Project SHAD
- Depleted Uranium
- Pocket Guides for Clinicians
Health Registry Evaluation
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 to environmental hazards during military service: Ionizing Radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War, Depleted Uranium, and Toxic Embedded Fragments.
Read newsletters, reports, and more on Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam conflict.
Newsletter: Agent Orange Review Winter 2012 (482 KB, PDF)
VA Expands Dates of Agent Orange Exposure in Korea from 1968-1969 to 1968-1971; Check VA's "Ships List"; VA Studies High Blood Pressure, Chronic Lung Disease Among Vietnam Veterans...
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
Read newsletters, reports, and more on Gulf War Veterans' illnesses.
Newsletter: Gulf War Review July 2010 (443 KB, PDF)
Secretary Shinseki Marks 20th Anniversary of Gulf War with Renewed Pledge to Improve Care and Services to Gulf War Veterans, VA Seeks to Cover New Illnesses for Gulf War Veterans...
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Exposures
Read newsletters and clinical guides on hazardous exposures during Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF).
Newsletter: OEF/OIF Review December 2010 (355 KB, PDF)
VA to Cover New Illnesses for OEF/OIF and Gulf War Veterans, New Research will Increase Understanding of OEF/OIF Veteran Health...
Read newsletters, brochures and a clinical education guide on radiation, related VA benefits, and more.
Newsletter: Ionizing Radiation Review March 2012 (1.9 MB, PDF)
New Brochure – Are YOU An Atomic Veteran?; VBDR Continues Work for Atomic Veterans, Plans San Antonio Meeting for March 2012; Update: Veterans Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction New Chair Appointed.
Project 112/Project SHAD
Read fact sheets and a clinical education guide on Project 112/Project SHAD.
Read fact sheets on depleted uranium, its health effects, and the Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program.
VA Fact Sheet: Depleted Uranium (DU) (34 KB, PDF)
Pocket Guides for Clinicians
These guides help health care providers care for Veterans with exposure concerns, malaria, and mild traumatic brain injury.
Environmental Exposure Pocket Card
Malaria: Pocket Guide for Clinicians
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