23 October 2012

We've got it all wrong - Dioxin not harmful! (VA)

In the 25 September 2012 denial of my own application for Agent Orange benefits, the VA Director of Compensation Services (C&P) decided to redefine the fields of toxicology, environmental science, oncology, and others with his conclusion below. Going overboard thus, C&P overruled the Institute on Medicine, World Health Organization, Society of Toxicology, American College of Medical Toxicology, National Institutes of Health, the United States Congress and much of the VA itself when he assured us:

"In summary, there is no conclusive evidence that TCDD exposure causes any adverse health effects." C&P

Fellow veterans: do you draw comfort from his assurances, or do you feel C&P offers this amazing statement in this dedication to insure one more veteran is denied medical care at the VA?

If C&P has it right, scientists around the world have it wrong by their long-established conclusion that TCDD is the most toxic chemical known to science. TCDD is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. 

Does C&P have it right in dismissing world-famous toxicologists' opinions that C-123 veterans were exposed to dioxin aboard our airplanes? 

"No adverse effects." This shows the lengths the VA will go to in preventing fully qualified veterans' access to already-overstretched VA medical care.

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