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Over 2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam, nearly ten percent of an entire generation. Unfortunately, there are many health risks associated with tours of duty in the southeast Asian country during the 1960s and early 1970s — some well documented and publicized, and some not.
Below is a list of health conditions, diseases and issues that can make a veteran eligible for benefits and/or compensation (payments). You can securely message members of your medical team, including your doctor, by going here.
The military released this chemical to clear pants and trees during the Vietnam War. It’s toxic, and if you came into contact with it, you may be suffering or are at risk of suffering a number of illnesses and complications listed here.
An infectious disease, this form of hepatitis can severely damage your liver.
Being in close proximity to the firing of weapons or explosives may have caused significant hearing loss and even tinnitus.
Illnesses or Injuries
Hazards like chemicals and paints and even radiation may have caused serious health issues.
For more information on, or to contact your local VA environmental health coordinator, click here.