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Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update); Board on the Health of Select Populations; Institute of Medicine. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2014 Mar 6.

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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012.

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This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's Report Review Committee. The purpose of the independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following for their review of the report:

  • Linda S. Birnbaum, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Margit L. Bleecker, Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology
  • Kim Boekelheide, Brown University
  • Norman E. Breslow, University of Washington
  • James Brophy, McGill University
  • David L. Eaton, University of Washington
  • Edward Elton George, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Elaine S. Jaffe, National Cancer Institute
  • David W. Kennedy, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Kevin Kip, University of South Florida, College of Nursing
  • Roderick J.A. Little, University of Michigan
  • John Meeker, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Murray A. Mittleman, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Rosemary Polomano, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Noel R. Rose, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Hugh H. Tilson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of the report was overseen by Kristine M. Gebbie, Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Adelaide, South Australia. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

Copyright 2014 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Bookshelf ID: NBK195077


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