These Studies and Conference Reports are recommended reading for a further understanding of the complex issues related to the development, use and effects of Agent Orange and Dioxin.
Institute of Medicine
Due to the Agent Orange Act of 1991, the US Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences is required to conduct review of the scientific studies on the herbicides and defoliants used during the Vietnam War. The IOM helps the Veterans Administration to determine the diseases and birth defects that are believed to be linked to Agent Orange, or other chemicals used during the war in Vietnam, and therefore making the veterans or their children eligible for compensation from the VA.
In addition to the mandated IOM review of studies on herbicides, there is considerable amount of research on Agent Orange, dioxin and other herbicides, both on the human impacts and on the long term environmental impacts. Listed below is some of the more recent research.
PCDDs, PCDFs, AND PCBs IN THE SERUM OF 800 US AIR FORCE VETERANS IN 2002 M Pavuk, DG Jr Patterson, WE Turner, JN Robinson, LL Needham. Dioxin 2006.
Mortality in US Air Force Veterans of Operation Ranch Hand—M Pavuk, NS Ketchum, KA Fox. Dioxin 2006.
Air Force Health Study—An Overview Robinson, JN et al - Dioxin 2006.
US-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin 2010 - 2019