Archive For November, 2014

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Former Members of VA Research Advisory Committee Charge VA of Reviving Pseudoscience to Reduce Claims Burden through Manipulation of Institute of Medicine

Dr. Victor J. Dzau, M.D. President Institute of Medicine 500 Fifth St., NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear Dr. Dzau, As former members of the VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses, we are gravely concerned by the makeup of the committee that IOM staff has chosen for the upcoming review of Gulf War health literature. The membership is…

Agent Orange Dioxin Found in Burn Pit Emissions

Rosie Torres, Executive Director of Burnpits360, contacted The Sergeant Sullivan Center this week about an astonishing observation connecting today's wounded warriors to those of the Vietnam era: a dioxin chemical byproduct of Agent Orange was among those detected in burn pit emissions in Iraq. The chemical, 2,3, 7, 8 TCDD, is a toxic byproduct of Agent Orange and was found…