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ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry). 1998. Toxicological profile for chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (Update). US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. Atlanta, Georgia. 678 p. with appendices.

ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry). 1997. Interim Policy Guideline: Dioxin and Dioxin-like compounds in soil. US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. Atlanta, Georgia.

Dioxins and Health. Arnold Schecter (ed.). New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1994. ISBN: 0-306-44785-1.

Dioxin and its Analogues, Joint Report No. 4. Academie Des Sciences - CADAS. Paris: Technique & Documentation - Lavoisier, 1995. ISBN: 2-7430-0020-1.

Harvest of Death. J.B. Neilands, G.H. Orians, E.W. Pfeiffer, A. Vennema, and A.H. Westing. New York, NY: The Free Press, 1972. Library of Congress Number: 72-143521.

Herbicidal Warfare: The RANCH HAND Project in Vietnam. Paul F. Cecil. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1986. ISBN: 0-275-92007-0.

My Father, My Son. E. Zumwalt Jr., E. Zumwalt III, and J. Pekkanen. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1986. ISBN: 0-02-633630-8.

The Wages of War: When American Soldiers Came Home - From Valley Forge to Vietnam. R. Severo and L. Milford. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Inc., 1989. ISBN: 0-671-54325-3.

The Withering Rain. Thomas Whiteside. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1971. Library of Congress Number: 77-148477.

After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Viet Nam. Ronald H. Spector. The Free Press, New York. 1993. ISBN: 0-02-930380-X

In Retrospect - The Tragedy and Lessons of Viet Nam. Robert S. McNamara. Random House, New York. 1995. ISBN: 0-8129-2523-8.

Veterans and Agent Orange. Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press,
1994. ISBN: 0-309-04887-7.
1996 Update: ISBN: 0-309-05487-7.
1998 Update: ISBN: 0-309-06326-4.
2000 Update: ISBN: 0-309-07552-1.

VIETNAM: A History. Stanley Karnow. New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983. ISBN: 0-670-74604-5.

Hamburger Hill. Samuel Zaffiri. Presido Press, Norato, Ca. 1988. New edition printed 2000. ISBN: 0-89141-289-1.

The American People's Dioxin Report (1999). Technical Support Document. http://www.safealternatives.org/peoplesreport.html

Herbicides in War - The Long-term Ecological and Human Consequences. A.H. Westing (ed.). Taylor and Francis, Philadelphia. 1984. ISBN: 0-85066-265-6.

WHO/EURO. 1998a. WHO Revises the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for dioxins. World Health Organization European Centre for Environment and Health; International Programme on Chemical Safety. Organohalogen Compounds 38: 295-298.

WHO/EURO. 1998b. Assessment of the Health Risk of Dioxins: Re-evaluation of the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI). World Health Organization, European Centre for Environment and Health; International Programme on Chemical Safety. WHO Consultation, May 25-29, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO/EURO. 1991. Consultation on Tolerable Daily Intake from Food of PCDDs and PCDFs, Bilthoven, Netherlands, 4-7 December 1990. Region Office for Europe Summary Report. EUR/ICP/PCS 030(S)0369n. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.


WHO/EURO. 1989. Levels of PCBs, PCDDS and PCDFs in Breast Milk: Results of WHO-coordinated interlaboratory quality control studies and analytical field studies (Yrjanhaiki, EJ, ed).
Environmental Health Series Report #34.

Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
WHO/EURO. 1988. PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs in Breast Milk:

Assessment of health risks (Grandjean, P et al., eds.).
Environmental Health Series Report #29. Copenhagen:
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.


Australian Vietnam Veterans Study

This 1997 study of 50,000 Australian Viet Nam veterans entitled "Mortality of Vietnam Veterans: The Veteran Cohort Study" found that the death rate among veterans between 1980 and 1994 was some seven percent higher than for the overall male population. In addition, the study found that the death rate from cancer was about 20 percent above average, and that veterans may face an increased risk of death by suicide. The Australian government received this information seriously since it has been documented that those individuals who were in Viet Nam had successfully passed rigid medical examinations and were therefore considered
"healthy"; those with congenital medical issues were rejected as conscripts.

The report is available from:
Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs
PO Box 21
Canberra, ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA








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