Apr
12

Report on Agent Orange

REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
ON THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS  AND EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE

CLASSIFIED     CONFIDENTIAL STATUS (1)

 As Reported by Special Assistant  Admiral E.R. Zumwalt, Jr.     May 5, 1990

“It can, in my judgment, be concluded, with a very high degree of confidence, that it is at least as likely as not that the following are caused in humans by exposure to TCDD:

1.      non—Hodgkin’ s lymphoma
2.      chloracne and other skin disorders,
3.      lip cancer,
4.      bone cancer,
5.      soft tissue sarcoma
6.      birth defects
7.      skin cancer,
8.      lung cancer,
9.      porphyria cutanea tarda
10.   and other liver disorders
11.   Hodgkin’s disease
12. hematopoietic diseases
13. multiple myeloma
14. neurological defects
15. and auto—immune diseases and disorders.

In addition, I am most comfortable in concluding that it is at least as likely as not that

16. liver cancer
17. nasal/pharyngeal/esophageal cancers
18. leukemia
19. malignant melanoma
20. kidney cancer
21. testicular cancer
22. pancreatic cancer
23. stomach cancer
24. prostate cancer
25. colon cancer
26. brain cancer
27. psycho-social effects
28. and gastrointestinal disease 

are service– connected.”

Feb
10

Urge Congress to Support H.R. 640

Representative Doris Matsui Reintroduces Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act

On February 10, 2011  Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) reintroduced the Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act.  The bill, which is very similar to the legislation introduced by Representative Matsui in 2009, has been designated H.R. 640 in the 112th Congress (2011-2012).

H.R. 640 increases the Federal Government’s commitment to researching and treating aplastic anemia, MDS, PNH, and other acquired bone marrow failure diseases.  On February 26, 2009, Representative Doris O. Matsui (D-CA) formally introduced this legislation that will bring together the resources of several Federal Agencies to advance our understanding of and treatments for Aplastic Anemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and PNH. We need your support NOW! Call or write your Congress-Person and get their support for this legislation. Ask them to Co-Sponsor this bill NOW and to help get their colleagues to join them.