NEW ZEALAND - AUSTRALIAN
VIETNAM VETERAN INFORMATION
The New Zealand and Australian Veteran Services, both government and private, are leaps and bound ahead of their US counterparts. This section is very important for ALL Navy veterans because we believe it will set the precedent and help define the basis of any US DVA changes made to the status of Blue Water Navy veteran acknowledgment and compensation. These reports investigate a wide range of potential contaminants and shipboard processes that have already been accepted as causing ill effects to members of the Royal Australian Navy and sailors of the New Zealand Navy.
12 Sept 08 - Agent Orange Odyssey - a year 2000 Australian Paper
27 July 07 - New Zealand TV3 report on dioxin contamination brings about an admisson of extreme contamination pre-1970 (See the 15 Dec 06 entry below).
10 May 07 - Information of specific chromosome damage from New Zealand Study
7 Dec 06 - New Zealand Vietnam Veterans finally get Government recognition. Story from VAWatchdog.org
April 2006 Australian Study Report #3 - Australian National Service Vietnam Veterans: Mortality and Cancer Incidence - The entire report, the third of four volumes, can be viewed and downloaded on-line at http://www.dva.gov.au/media/publicat/2006/vietnam_health_studies/vvnsr/index.htm
This is an extremely large set of documents, but likewise an extremely detailed report. It addresses DISTILLATION: SHIP BY SHIP ANALYSIS
and other detailed medical and military subjects. Because of its size, we direct you to the source site for direct download.
A 5 SEPT 06 news release from the Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs report3.htm provides a quick synopses of some of the basic findings. The original site of the news release is http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2006/09_sep/va091.htm
July 28, 2006 New Zealand Report on Genetic Damage to Vietnam veterans after exposure to "dangerous substances" during the 1960s and 1970s.
Final Report to Australian Veterans Affairs - Examination of exposure of Royal Australian Navy to contamination through drinking water.
A Groundbreaking Study of drinking water toxin exposure December, 2002
Health effects of Vietnam service, ADF Health, Vol 4, Sept 2003 - PDF File
Health effects of Vietnam service 3>
Report on Increased Rate of Illnesses for Australian and New Zealand Navy - 1990
Australian Government health studies - Summary page, Sept 2005, with active web links - PDF File
Australian Government health studies - DVA Publications List - 16 pages - PDF File
DVA Publications List
Co-distillation of Agent Orange in Evaporative Water Distillation
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