05 October 2014

IOM C-123 Report- Coming in October!!

It has been clarified...the C-123 report continues through the review process and will be posted separately from the basic project with which it was funded and orangized. All is well.

The IOM a couple weeks back posted the Agent Orange study described below, and noted that the ongoing C-123 report was to be included...with a report due in approximately two years. The confusing part was the earlier understanding that the report was due late September, delayed recently until late October. Now...no problem!

We also noted on the basic IOM C-123 report page it no longer mentions the October release date. The source code shows the promised date was removed a week or so ago with no date at all now.

Here's the basic project, with the C-123 to be spun out in its report this month!
Project Information 

Project Title: Review of the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides - Tenth Biennial Update PIN: IOM-BSP-13-02      
Major Unit: Institute of Medicine
Sub Unit: Board on the Health of Select Populations
RSO:  Paxton, Mary
Subject/Focus Area: Health and Medicine

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will undertake an updated review and evaluation of the available scientific evidence regarding the statistical association between exposure to dioxin and other chemicals in the herbicides used in Vietnam and various adverse health outcomes.
This updated review would build upon the information developed in previous IOM studies and included in the following reports:  Veterans and Agent Orange (1994), Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1996, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998, Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000, Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002, Veterans and Agent Orange: Length of Presumptive Period for Association Between Exposure and Respiratory Cancer, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2004, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2006, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2010, and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012, but would focus on scientific studies and other information developed since the release of these reports.
Additionally, the US Department of Veterans Affairs has also asked the Update 2014 committee to determine what the probability would be (low or high) for long-term adverse health effects from Agent Orange in C-123 post-Vietnam crewmembers.

The project is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs
The approximate start date for the project is 8/01/2014
A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 24 months  (for the entire report...the C-123 part issues in Oct 2014)

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