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Patient Education on Radiation Exposure

For clinical providers caring for Veteran patients

Benefits for health effects of radiation exposure

Veterans who were exposed to radiation during service may be eligible for a variety of benefits, including an Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam, health care, and disability compensation for diseases associated with exposure. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.

Learn more about benefits related to radiation exposure.

Educational materials

The Ionizing Radiation: Information for Veterans and their Families (1.08 MB, PDF) fact sheet gives an overview of exposure to ionizing radiation, Veterans who may be affected, diseases and illnesses associated with exposure, and what to do next if you've been exposed.

The Ionizing Radiation: Information for Health Care Providers (318 KB, PDF) fact sheet explains exposure to ionizing radiation, Veteran populations that may be affected, diseases and illnesses associated with exposure, how to talk to patients about possible exposure, and the support and services available.

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