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Document ID (ISN)58140
CIS number 92-918
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wolfe W.H., Michalek J.E., Miner J.C., Rahe A., Silva J., Thomas W.F., Grubbs W.D., Lustik M.B., Karrison T.G., Roegner R.H., Williams D.E.
Title Health status of Air Force veterans occupationally exposed to herbicides in Vietnam. I - Physical health; II - Mortality
Bibliographic information 10 Oct. 1990, Vol.264, No.14, p.1824-1836. Illus. 50 ref.
Abstract In a 20-year comprehensive study, the health and noncombat mortality of US Air Force veterans responsible for aerial spraying of herbicides in Viet Nam were compared with those of a group of non-exposed veterans. At the second follow-up examination in 1987, both groups were similar in reported health problems, diagnosed skin conditions, and hepatic, cardiovascular and immune profiles, but exposed subjects had experienced significantly more basal cell carcinomas than comparison subjects. The mortality study showed no significant group differences regarding accidental death, malignant neoplasm, and circulatory deaths and no evidence of increased mortality among the exposed group.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; health hazards; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; USA
Descriptors (secondary) mortality; carcinogenic effects; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals