Diabetes Linked to Herbicide Exposure
Fales, John, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
DEAR SGT. SHAFT:
On Nov. 9, 2000, the VA announced the determination that there is a "positive association" between Type 2 diabetes and the herbicides used in Vietnam. A proposed regulatory amendment to 38 CFR 3.309(e), adding Type 2 diabetes to the VA's list of diseases for which VA allows presumptive service-connection based on herbicide exposure (including Agent Orange), was published in the Federal Register, pages 2376-2380, on Jan. 11, 2001.
The final regulation adding Type 2 diabetes to the list of diseases associated with Agent Orange was published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2001. The regulation will become effective July 9, 2001.
What does this mean? If a veteran was exposed to an herbicide agent (including Agent Orange) during active military, naval, or air service in the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning Jan. 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, Type 2 diabetes shall be …
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Publication information: Article title: Diabetes Linked to Herbicide Exposure. Contributors: Fales, John - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 18, 2001. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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