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Publications & Reports on Military Exposures

VA has developed newsletters, reports, and other publications for Veterans, the public and health care providers on the following topics:

Environmental Health Registries

Environmental Health Registry Fact Sheet

Environmental Health Registry Evaluations for Veterans fact sheet (PDF) Overview of registry programs for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during their military service, including the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, Agent Orange Registry, Gulf War Registry, Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program, Ionizing Radiation Registry, and Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center.

VA Environmental Health Registry Programs and Evaluations for Veterans - Information for Providers Fact Sheet (PDF)

Agent Orange

Cover of Agent Orange Review 2021

View Agent Orange publications, including newsletters, posters, and reports.

Latest Newsletter: Agent Orange Newsletter 2021

Military Exposures & Your Health

View the Military Exposures & Your Health newsletter. This newsletter replaces the Gulf War Newsletter and Post-9/11 Vet Newsletter and is for Veterans who served from 1990 to the present and their families.

Latest Newsletter: Military Exposures & Your Health Newsletter 2021 - Issue #4

Gulf War

  • Gulf War Illness: Information for Veterans Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Gulf War Illness: A Guide for Veteran Health Care Providers Fact Sheet (PDF)

View more Gulf War publications, including newsletters, posters, and reports.

Newsletter Gulf War Newsletter 2019

 

Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn

Cover of Post-9/11 Vet newsletter, 2018

View OEF/OIF/OND exposures publications, including newsletters, posters, and clinical guides.

Newsletter Post-9/11 Vet 2018

 

 

Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits

  • 10 Things to Know about Burn Pits Fact sheet  (PDF)
  • 10 Things to Know about Burn Pits Fact sheet  (in Spanish) (PDF)
  • Health Care Options for Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Health Care Options for Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures Fact Sheet (in Spanish) (PDF)
  • VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Quick Reference Sheet (PDF)
  • Talking to Veterans about Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposure Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Clinician's Guide to Airborne Hazards Fact sheet (PDF)
  • Steps for Completing the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Fact Sheet  (PDF)
  • Airborne Hazards Concerns: Information for Veterans Fact sheet (PDF)
  • Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry – Participant Fact sheet (PDF)
  • Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry – Participant Fact sheet (in Spanish) (PDF)

 

Radiation

Ionizing Radiation Review cover page

  • Ionizing Radiation Information for Health Care Providers  Fact sheet (PDF)
  • Ionizing Radiation Information for Veterans and their Families Fact sheet (PDF)
  • Are you an Atomic Veteran? Pamphlet (PDF)

View more radiation publications, including newsletters, brochures, and a clinical guide.

Newsletter Ionizing Radiation Review March 2012

 

Depleted Uranium

Depleted Uranium Factsheet Cover

Depleted Uranium (DU) Information for Veterans and their Families Fact Sheet (PDF)

Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center – Information for Veterans Fact sheet (PDF)

View publications on depleted uranium and the Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program. 


Camp Lejeune

Veteran and Family Health & Disability Benefits Fact sheet (PDF)

Project 112/Project SHAD

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View  more information about Project 112/Project SHAD publications including fact sheets.

 

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) Resources

 

Guides for Clinicians

These guides help health care providers care for Veterans with military exposure concerns.

  • VA Environmental Health Registry Programs and Evaluations for Veterans - Information for Providers Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Talking to Veterans about Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposure Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Gulf War Illness: A Guide for Veteran Health Care Providers Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Clinician's Guide to Airborne Hazards Fact sheet (PDF)

 

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