Committee to Evaluate the Potential Exposure to Agent Orange/TCDD Residue and Level of Risk Adverse Health Effects for Aircrew of Post-Vietnam C-123 Aircraft

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Military and Veterans Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Board: Board on the Health of Select Populations

Activity Description

This committee will determine whether there is an excess risk of adverse health among crew members who, after the Vietnam War ended in 1975, flew and/or maintained C-123 aircraft that had been used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam. The committee will:

  • Evaluate the reliability (including representativeness, consistency, methods used) of the available information for establishing exposure; and,
  • Address (qualitatively as a degree of certainty, rather than in a quantitative fashion) whether any documented residues represent potentially harmful exposure (i.e., consider biological availability of dioxin), by characterizing the amounts available and the degree to which absorption might be expected.

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