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Door Opens to Health Claims Tied to Agent Orange

As a result of the IOM’s report Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule on August 31, 2010, to add Parkinson’s disease, ischemic heart disease, hairy-cell leukemia, and other chronic B-cell leukemias to a list of conditions presumed to have been caused by Agent Orange, a defoliant used widely during the Vietnam War.

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