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Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Weapons VHI

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Clinicians can learn about special health issues facing Veteran patients who may have been exposed to chemical, biological and radiological agents in war from the Veterans Health Initiative (VHI) study guide, Health Effects from Chemical,
Biological and Radiological Weapons
(1.02 MB, PDF).

Sections include:

  • History of U.S. chemical warfare
  • Health effects of chemical and biological agents, radiological weapons
  • Toxic pesticide agents
  • VA programs to prepare for casualties

The study guide is useful for VA and non-VA health care providers caring for Veteran patients. Veterans and the public also may be interested in the guide to learn more about symptoms and treatment. Go to Project 112/SHAD and radiation exposure for information geared to Veterans, including how to apply for VA benefits.

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