Agent-Orange Benefits Extended

December 2009
PN;Dec2009, Vol. 63 Issue 12, p74
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The article reports that Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has made a service-connection for Vietnam veterans with illnesses associated with the herbicides known as Agent Orange. It notes the affected illnesses including ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease and B-cell leukemias. It cites that the Agent Orange was used as concealment for the enemy during the Vietnam War and defoliation of the trees. It notes 15 presumed illnesses including AL Amyloidosis and Prostate cancer.


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