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Agent Orange Newsletter - 2019

Agent Orange Newsletter: Information for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families.

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Dr. Loren Erickson , MD, MPH, DrPH

Welcome to VA’s 2019 Agent Orange Newsletter. As Chief Consultant for VA’s Post Deployment Health Services and as both a Veteran and son of a Vietnam Veteran, I am happy to provide this latest newsletter for Vietnam Veterans.

This issue contains articles on environmental health registries and telehealth; the Ionizing Radiation Registry; research on Vietnam Veterans’ health; links to benefits information; and an update on registry eligibility for Blue Water Navy Veterans.

VA strives to provide up-to-date information on issues of concern for Vietnam Veterans. For the latest information, go to and click the links to topics of interest, including related diseases, benefits, research studies, and more.


In this issue...

Research Findings on COPD
Researchers tested breathing airflow in Army Chemical Corps Veterans using spirometry to learn about the association between reported herbicide exposure and COPD.

Benefits Resources
Helpful links to benefits information.

The Ionizing Radiaton Registry Exam
VA offers the Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam for Veterans who are concerned about possible long-term health problems related to potential exposure to ionizing radiation during their service.

Telehealth Technology for Environmental Health Registry Exams
The Orlando VAMC uses telehealth technology for Environmental Health Registry exams and plans to offer more registry exams through telehealth.

Researchers Use Interviewing and Observation to Improve a VA Study 
VA researchers used interviewing techniques and observation to improve the VE-HEROeS study questionnaires.

The Agent Orange Registry and Blue Water Navy Veterans
Eligible Blue Water Navy Veterans can join the Agent Orange Registry.

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