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Institute of Medicine. 2003. Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam: Final Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10819.

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60 pages | 8.5 x 11 |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/10819
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Front Matter i-xii
ORIGIN OF THE STUDY 1-2
CONDUCT OF THE STUDY 3-6
CONTRACT SUMMARY 7-7
Project 1: Military Unit and Herbicide Spraying Databases, and Exposure Assessment Model Development 8-8
Project 4: Biomarkers of TCDD (Dioxin) Exposure in Vietnam Veterans 9-9
EVOLUTION OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION 10-10
PROJECT 1: MILITARY UNIT AND HERBICIDE SPRAYING DATABASES, AND EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT MODEL DEVELOPMENT 11-11
CONSOLIDATION, QUALITY CONTROL, AND STANDARDIZATION OF DATABASES 12-12
Restoring the Troop-Movement Database 13-13
Identifying Units That Served in Vietnam 14-14
Classifying and Modeling the Mobility of Military Units 15-16
Herbicide Dispersion Data 17-19
Approach to Exposure Assessment 20-20
Modeling Herbicide Exposure 21-22
EXPANDING PERIMETER SPRAYING DATABASE 23-23
ACCOMPLISHMENTS 24-25
PROJECT 2: COVARIATES, CONFOUNDERS, AND CONSISTENCY: CHARACTERIZING THE VIETNAM VETERAN FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES 26-26
Enduring Effects of Vietnam Service 27-27
OUTREACH TO BLACK AND LATINO VETERANS 28-28
STUDY OF WOMEN VETERANS 29-29
ACCOMPLISHMENTS 30-30
PROJECT 3: EVALUATION AND STANDARDIZATION OF MILITARY RECORDS FOR USE IN EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES 31-32
PROJECT 4: BIOMARKERS OF TCDD (DIOXIN) EXPOSURE IN VIETNAM VETERANS 33-33
PROJECT 5: ANALYSIS OF IARC TISSUE SAMPLES OF SELECTED VIETNAMESE FOR DIOXIN AND DIBENZOFURAN LEVELS IN ARCHIVED ADIPOSE 34-35
FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS 36-37
REFERENCES 38-39
MANUSCRIPTS IN-PRESS OR ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 40-40
PRESENTATIONS (PARTIAL LISTING) 41-42
WEBSITES AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTATION 43-43
SURVEY INSTRUMENTS 44-44
COMMITTEE ON THE ASSESSMENT OF WARTIME EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES IN VIETNAM 45-45
STAFF 46-48

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