posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 07:22 AM
My girlfriend's father and 2 other men I know were all exposed to agent orange in Vietnam. Two of them have CLL and the other has colon cancer. The
following is taken from the V.A.
"IOM Identifies Link with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Principi Extends Benefits"
On January 23, 2003, the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) officially released the fifth comprehensive report in a series
entitled Veterans and Agent Orange.
The latest report findings are similar to the earlier documents with one major change. Update 2002 concludes that there is “sufficient evidence of
an association” between herbicides used in Vietnam and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J.
Principi has accepted this assessment, and ordered the development of regulations that would add CLL to the list of illnesses presumptively recognized
for service connection among Vietnam veterans. VA will be able to begin paying compensation benefits once the regulations are finalized later this
Common sense could tell you that this stuff is no joke.