Veteran Affairs Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange.
The following is from: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/. The subject was published August 31, 2010 by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have easier access to quality health care and will qualify for disability compensation under the final regulation.
The new rule expands the list of health problems VA officials will presume to be related to Agent Orange and other herbicide exposures to add two new conditions and expand one existing category of conditions. The change adds Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart disease and expands chronic lymphocytic leukemia to include all chronic B cell leukemias, such as hairy cell leukemia. After a 60-day Congressional review period, eligible Veterans may receive health care and disability compensation for these diseases.