URGENT AGENT ORANGE ACTION ALERT – DEADLINE IS TODAY!
My apologies to Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), but we at Veterans Today received a request from VVA Director of Communications, Mokie Porter to help spread the word on this Agent Orange related project idea.
I screwed up thinking that I posted this yesterday as I headed out the door to run personal errands – I screwed up!!!
Regardless, Veterans Today and our Facebook readers still have until the end of today to take action.
Mokie notes that this is critical to efforts to get care and research for the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans who are experiencing health problems related to Agent Orange and related toxic chemical exposures.
The more of a response the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) receives, the more likely this project will move from idea to reality.
Click to read about the issues facing the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans
Click to register and log in to VOTE FOR this AO research proposal.
We need your help asap. The deadline to vote is April 30th.
Mokie Pratt Porter, Director of Communications, Vietnam Veterans of America at 301-585-4000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 301-585-4000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Ext. 146
Posted by ROBERT L. HANAFIN, Major, U.S. Air Force-Retired, U.S. Civil Service-Retired, Veterans Issues Editor, Veterans Today News Network
Children’s Centers To Study Prenatal Effects of Dioxins
This is important. The National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) has a voting for project ideas. One of the projects proposed is to look at the effects of dioxins (like Agent Orange) on the children and grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans.
Go to the link and register, and vote “I Agree” . Registration is simple. Just click the “register” at the very top right of the page and give your email address. After registering find the “I Agree” and click it. Each family member can vote under their own email address.
For the next person to vote. Log out the one who just voted, click register to register the next person and that person can vote “I Agree”. Repeat the process for each person in the family who wants to vote. This is a Vietnam Veterans issue no reason we should not be in first place in the voting.
Here is the link. Do this for our kids and grand kids. I ask for you help on this please.
The children of Vietnam veterans are the largest living sample for studying the possible adverse reproductive outcomes of their parent(s)’ exposures to dioxins.
Data collection on thousands of cases of children reported by their parents to the National Birth Defect Registry suggests a pattern of negative reactions to their parents exposure to dioxins that includes increases in learning, attention, immune and endocrine disorders.
Creating a NIEHS center(s) to study these reproductive effects of parental exposure to dioxins could contribute to a valuable database of knowledge on the reproductive effects of dioxins that would be applicable to exposures in the civilian environment.
Please forward this to everyone in your email book.
Alan Oates, Director Legislative Issues, Research Review & Special Projects, U.S. Military Veterans with Parkinson’s, 4270 South Ox Rd Edinburg , VA 22824