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Amyloidosis linked to Herbicides?


Guest Harriet

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[Harriet asked us to post the following excerpt from the El Paso Times]

 

From the El Paso Times, 07/03/2008

 

VA DENIES HYPERTENSION CLAIMS LINKED TO HERBICIDES

by Chris Roberts

Copyright 2008

 

"...[Veterans Affairs Secretary] James Peake agreed to allow AL amyloidosis... as a service-connected illness related to herbicide exposure, Brown [Mark Brown, director of VA's Environmental Agents Service]said.

 

"...AL amyloidosis was added to the list [of service-connected illnesses] because it was very similar to a type of cancer linked to herbicide exposure and "it made sense to make a service connection", Brown said.

 

"In the past, it has taken about six months between approval of a new illness for service-connected status and new regulations being issued that allow claims to be processed, he said."

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