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Project 112/Project SHAD

A U.S. Warship  Aircraft Carrier

Project 112/Project SHAD, or Shipboard Hazard and Defense, was a series of tests conducted by the Department of Defense from 1962 to 1974. Servicemembers participated in conducting the tests. The purpose was to determine the potential risks to U.S. warships and American forces from chemical and biological warfare agents.

To date, there is no clear evidence of specific, long-term health problems associated with participation in Project SHAD. VA is sponsoring a follow-up to the Institute of Medicine study, expected to be available in 2015.

About the Tests

Learn about Project 112/SHAD tests of warfare agents.

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View benefits for Veterans of Project 112/SHAD and their survivors.

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