From COVVHA Testifies to the Institute of Medicine by Heather Bowser:
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is further examining the birth defects and illnesses that Vietnam veterans and their children are suffering from. The adverse affects of Agent Orange, the toxic dioxin-based herbicide sprayed over the jungles of Vietnam, are well known to veterans and their families, long before the government first admitted the connection in 1991. For years, veterans and their families have been saying birth defects and rare illnesses have affected their children's health. These birth defects and illnesses have not only happened to the children of Vietnam veterans (2nd generation), but are now showing up in alarming numbers in the grandchildren (3rd Generation) of Vietnam veterans.
On January 16, 2013, Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA) participated in the public hearings held by the IOM's Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans Exposure to Herbicides... Read More