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Department of Veterans Affairs

Medical Support Articles


Agent Orange

Agent Orange: US Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Completing Agent Orange Claims: July 2012
EPA’s Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments, Volume 1: February 2012 [344-page Adobe PDF file]
Secretary Seeks Fast Track to Process Claims: March 9, 2010 press release from US Department of Veterans Affairs: Focus on 200,000 Veterans Expected to File Claims under New Agent Orange Presumptives over Next Two Years

Agent Orange Exposure for VA Disability Claims

The 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.

Falciparum Malaria and PTSD


According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States' armed forces. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service.

Mesothelioma information is available at the following websites:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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