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  • Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure Consensus Study
    The IOM will conduct a study and prepare a report on whether the Vietnam Veterans in the Blue Water Navy experienced a comparable range of exposures to herbicides and their contaminants as the Brown Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and those on the...
  • Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will determine the long term health effects of exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Using the Balad Burn Pit in Iraq as an example, the committee will examine existing literature that has detailed the types of substances...
  • Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts Stand Alone Workshop
    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is defined as a rural or urban low-income neighborhood or community with limited access to affordable and...
  • Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model Consensus Study
    In 2003, an IOM committee concluded that a feasible model had been developed for characterizing veterans' exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam. The current study will advise the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on the...
  • Committee on the Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel Consensus Study
    Committee on Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel
  • Military Nutrition Research Standing Committee
    This study began in October 1982 following a request by the Assistant Surgeon General of the Army that the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences set up a committee to advise the U.S. Department of Defense on the need for and...