Vietnam War veterans who suffer from hypertension may have contracted the condition when they were exposed to the chemical defoliant Agent Orange. A Nov. 14 report by the National Academies or Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found “sufficient evidence” that the malady and Agent Orange exposure are linked. The report also cited another related condition – monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).

Researchers have long suspected that Agent Orange exposure is a likely cause of hypertension (high blood pressure that can lead to severe health consequences). According to the report, though, new findings show that there is “sufficient” evidence of a connection – an upgrade from the previous “limited or suggestive” category.

Please read more on the link below :

https://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/hypertension-linked-to-agent-orange/

We invite you to discover this recent film dedicated to children with diseases and deformities due to Agent Orange on the link below :

https://youtu.be/S3DcCtoUubo

 

Here is the related article written by Robert Myles and publisched in Allvoices on Jan 12, 2015 :

Vietnam War: 40 years on, Agent Orange may have affected health of US-based reservists

 

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VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a Veteran’s qualifying military service. We call these "presumptive diseases."

VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Veterans and their survivors may be eligible for disability compensation or survivors' benefits for these diseases.`

Read more: Veteran's diseases associated with Agent Orange

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