|Document ID (ISN)||58140|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||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.
||Health status of Air Force veterans occupationally exposed to herbicides in Vietnam. I - Physical health; II - Mortality
||10 Oct. 1990, Vol.264, No.14, p.1824-1836. Illus. 50 ref.
||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.
||herbicides; health hazards; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; USA
||mortality; carcinogenic effects; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)