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The PRESENTATION to the HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS by Charles W. Kelley on December 6, 2005. Focuses on the issue of toxin-caused PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY.
Attachment 1 of Kelley's presentation which provides an excellent resource of "the various and wide variety of symptoms of this peripheral neuropathy debilitating disorder in nerve damages as well as the wide variety of severity of this toxic chemical caused nerve damage disorder."
Attachment 2 of Kelley's presentation which provides documentation of "the overwhelming medical and statistical evidence that categorically supports this chronic and debilitating disorder of peripheral neuropathy is associated to the dioxin TCDD and/or Service in Vietnam regardless of which toxic chemical or group of toxic chemicals was the causation. This evidence goes back to 1949, as well as present day epidemiological studies; including Office of Technology Assessment results commissioned by congress itself in 1989."
Navy Shipboard Vietnam Report discusses the NAVY Shipboard toxic swill contamination linked to the water.
Kelley's web site for the 2nd Battalion - 94th Artillery contains an additional wealth of well-researched information on toxin exposure in Vietnam. There are SEVERAL AREAS of that web site which you should review. Here is a list of JUST A FEW of the links to information that will be important in understanding the issues and filing for compensation:
Regarding Applying for Benefits
Scroll down to where you can download the entire document and go to page 46 (neurological evidence in humans). Lots of other info as well in that same document. Some describe peripheral neuropathy, and the others may be of interest as well. Keep in mind that the industry hacks were involved in the production of this CDC document, so the picture they paint (which is bad) is almost assuredly an underestimate of the damage.
Then take a look at the Peripheral Neuropathy elements that were ruled "no evidence to support" in this VA announcement in the Federal Register. (See pages 32401 - 32402 of Federal Register).