Agent Orange Update

The Institute of Medicine--a non-governmental advisory body to the U.S. government--released a report in April 2001showing "suggestive, but not conclusive" evidence linking veterans' Agent Orange exposure to their children's development of acute myelgenous leukemia, a fast-spreading form of leukemia that originates in bone marrow cells. Following the release of the study, President Bush directed the Veteran's Affairs Secretary to prepare legislation to assist children with the disease. Also, last month the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted to expand the list of service-related illnesses for which Vietnam war veterans can claim compensation to include diabetes.


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