24 February 2012

Vietnam Veterans of America - Agent Orange Resources

Over the years one of VVA members and a former Chairman of the Agent Orange Committee put together a database of studies related to “Agent Orange/Dioxin” exposures and their impact.  George Claxton wants to share this information with his fellow veterans.   We are grateful for George’s hard work and dedication in working on these important issues. 
In order to make this information available to veterans, the Agent Orange/Dioxin and Other Toxic Substances Committee has converted the information into a PDF file as well as an excel spreadsheet, and as a Microsoft works spread sheet. 
The last column in all three of these documents lists the original database number and refers to the disease cover or the type of study as listed below.
  1. Analytical
  2. Soft tissue Sarcoma
  3. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  4. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  5. Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma
  6. Respiratory Cancer
  7. Prostate Cancer
  8. Liver Cancer
  9. Skin Cancer
  10. Nasal/Pharyngeal and Brain Cancer
  11. Other Cancers
  12. Mechanism of Toxicity
  13. Developmental and Reproductive
  14. Mutagenic Damage
  15. Animal Toxicity
  16. Immune System Toxicity
  17. There is no #17 database
  18. Human Toxicity
  19. Neurological Damage
  20. Desert Storm Toxicity/Biological Warfare
The PDF file GCdatabasePdf82010 makes this information available to everyone who can get on the internet.   If you don’t have the program to read the pdf file you can download a free reader at the below address:
The Excel file GCdatabaseExcel82010 is in a spreadsheet.  To use this information you will need a program that can run Excel spreadsheets.   Microsoft office or Open Office will work for this file.   Open Office is a free software program that you can use to read the excel file.  A  link is provided below http://www.downloadtop.info/openoffice/
So more people can use the data in spreadsheet format, we converted the data to Microsoft Works spreadsheet format.

GCdatabaseWorks82010 spreadsheet allows people who have Microsoft Works spreadsheet program on their computer to read the information.  
VVA and the AO/DOTS Committee hope this information will help veterans who are working on their claim or researching as advocates for other veterans.   As we will be updating this information the number at the end of the file name is for the month and year of the file.
Let VVA know at aoates@vva.org if you have questions or comments about the information.
from:Alan Oates, Chairman, Agent Orange/Dioxin and Other Toxic Substances Committee

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