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Ionizing radiation, veterans health care, and related issues

Hearing before the Committee on Veterans" Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth ... second session, April 21, 1998 (S. hrg)

by United States

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Number of Pages195
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Open LibraryOL10111976M
ISBN 100160595886
ISBN 109780160595882


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Ionizing radiation, veterans health care, and related issues by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Find out if you can get VA disability pay and health care for illnesses linked to ionizing radiation exposure during military service. Illnesses include some cancers. You may have had contact with ionizing radiation if you served in certain roles or locations or were part of nuclear weapons testing.

Get this from a library. Ionizing radiation, veterans health care, and related issues: hearing before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, Ap [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs.]. Depending on the level of exposure, ionizing radiation may pose a health risk.

It may cause changes in the chemical balance of cells, some of which can cause cancer. Exposure to large amounts of radiation may cause acute gastrointestinal symptoms, bleeding, loss of bodily fluids, skin changes and electrolyte imbalance. VA’s Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam is a free, voluntary medical exam to track the special health concerns of Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation during their military service.

The collected data enables VA to understand and address health problems more effectively. Treatment at War Related Illness and Injury Study Center.

Ionizing Radiation Exposure Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for any disease that VA recognizes as related to ionizing radiation exposure during service.

Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who died as the result of diseases related to. Radiation: A type of radiation exposure from atmospheric and underground nuclear weapons tests. Mustard gas: An odorless poisonous gas used in military tests in the s.

Herbicides: Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam and tested or stored in other locations. Occupational (job-related) hazards: Chemicals, paints, radiation, and other hazards you may have come in contact with through your military job.

According to the law, veterans exposed to radiation-risk activities seeking care for conditions associated with their exposure to ionizing radiation are included in Priority Group 6. Care is provided for these radiation-related conditions without regard to the veteran's. Post-Service Diseases Related to Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.

There are certain diseases that may be service-connected if the disease occurred as a result of the Veteran being exposed to ionizing radiation during military service.

The diseases for which service connection may be granted include different types of cancer. Health Care – Veterans with exposure to ionizing radiation can receive a free health exam (Ionizing Radiation Registry Health Exam) to evaluate possible long-term health problems related to their exposure.

Additionally, veterans may qualify for a full range of health care benefits. For more details on health care benefits click. Korean War era Veterans may qualify for health care and compensation benefits if you were exposed to ionizing radiation during military service.

Health care services include an Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam and veterans health care treatment at VA's War Related Illness and Injury Study Centers.

PET (positron emission tomography) scans Fluoroscopy CT or CAT (computed tomography) scans X-raysRadiation exists all around us and is in two forms: ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

Non-ionizing radiation is a form of radiation with less energy than ionizing radiation. Unlike ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation does not remove electrons from atoms or.

Military service—wartime service in particular—comes with the heightened threat of severe injury or possibly even death. What is sometimes overlooked is that these men and women who serve often carry an elevated risk of illness due simply to toxic exposures from their everyday work environments, living conditions or other hazardous circumstances.

Overview. While everyone is exposed to natural background radiation, workers may also be exposed to ionizing radiation in workplaces with radiation radiation sources can pose a health risk to workers if not properly controlled. Occupational settings with ionizing radiation sources include.

Medical and dental offices (e.g., X-rays). Radiation Exposure Veterans health care. Health care services are available for medical conditions the VA recognizes as related to a veteran's exposure to ionizing radiation from the detonation of a nuclear. Ionizing radiation has so much energy that it liberates subatomic particles from atoms, and moves them at a high speed through your body, often with disastrous results.

Non-ionizing Radiation. While ionizing radiation can be very dangerous, there are studies that have shown non-ionizing radiation can cause health issues as well. While there is. Health care services include an Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam and clinical treatment at VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Centers.

You may also be entitled to disability compensation benefits if you have certain cancers as a result of your participation in a radiation. The discussion of the regulation of radiation medicine in Chapter 3 concluded with an account of beliefs and attitudes about regulation that the committee found to be prevalent within the regulated community.

One common theme was that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulatory requirements are out of proportion to the risks : Kate-Louise D. Gottfried, Gary Penn. Environmental radiation. Radiation has always been a natural part of our environment. Natural radioactive sources in the soil, water and air contribute to our exposure to ionizing radiation, as well as man-made sources resulting from mining and use of naturally radioactive materials in power generation, nuclear medicine, consumer products, military and industrial applications.

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Final rule. Start Printed Page SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations concerning presumptive service connection for certain diseases for veterans who participated in radiation-risk activities during active service or while members of reserve components during active.

1 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Regulation of Radioactive Materials. While some shipyard employment operations are covered by OSHA's Uses of Fissionable Material in Ship Repairing and Shipbuilding standard (29 CFR ), the general industry standard for ionizing radiation (29 CFR ) also applies across the maritime sector to activities on vessels and on shore.

Enrolled/Registered: Veterans already enrolled for health care at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, please skip to step 2. If you are not enrolled with the VA San Diego Healthcare System, you need to register at the medical center or any of our clinics. For more information, call our Health Benefits & Enrollment office at () Medical care following exposure to ionizing radiation concerns the management of the early and delayed deterministic effects resulting from doses above threshold levels, such as radiation-induced injuries to skin and bone marrow depression, and the management of stochastic effects, primarily nonspecific tumors that may become clinically evident Author: Susan Thaul, Heather O'Maonaigh.

The Veterans Administration (VA) Independent Study Course on veterans and radiation provides information about ionizing and nonionizing radiation; major types of exposures to radiation that veterans may have experienced in service and health effects possibly associated with such exposures; special programs including the VA’s Ionizing Radiation Registry Examination and Brand: Progressive Management.

The regulation for claims based on exposure to ionizing radiation is 38 C.F.R.and it outlines what conditions VA presumes are connected to exposure to ionizing radiation, as well as what veterans need to provide in order to receive compensation.

Ionizing Radiation Registry Health Exam for Veterans. VA's Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam alerts veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to ionizing radiation exposure during their military service.

The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively. VA’s Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to ionizing radiation exposure during their military service.

The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively. During World War II some veterans were exposed to ionizing radiation while in Vietnam a large number of veterans were exposed to herbicide agents such as Agent Orange.

In more modern times we have seen a large number of health conditions related to exposures for those serving in. This program includes free health examinations at VA medical centers.

To make an appointment for an Ionizing Radiation Registry examination, call your local VA medical center or for assistance.

The VA also provides disability compensation to veterans who develop radiation-related diseases who meet specific criteria and their survivors. Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for any disease that VA recognizes as related to radiation exposure during military service.

Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who died as the result of diseases related to radiation exposure during military service may be.

An atomic veteran is a veteran who was exposed to ionizing radiation while present in the site of a nuclear explosion during his/her active U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defines an atomic veteran "who, as part of his or her military service: Participated in an above-ground nuclear test, –; or was part of the U.S.

military occupation forces in/around Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Brief Summary of Current VA Health Registry Programs. by Civilian Exposure September 6, • Ionizing radiation: Sincesome veterans have been exposed to ionizing radiation from a variety of sources, Veterans who want to be considered for disability compensation for exposure-related health problems must file a claim.

4. Section (a) of ti United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out the comma after "disabilities" and insert- ing in lieu thereof "(1)"; and (2) by inserting before the period a comma and "and (2) the provisions required by section 5 of the Veterans' Dioxin and Radiation Exposure Compensation Standards Act".

Veterans seeking care for a service-connected disability only. Veterans seeking registry examinations (Ionizing Radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War/Operation Iraqi Freedom and Depleted Uranium).

During enrollment, each veteran is assigned to a priority group. VA uses priority groups to balance demand for VA health care enrollment with resources. Registry participants are advised of the results of their examinations in personal consultations.

Veterans wishing to participate should contact the nearest VA health care facility for an examination. – Sources of ionizing radiation during military service include: Nuclear weapons handling and detonation.

Environmental Issues and Hazards, Burn Pit, and Public Health Health effects of military service during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn Military Testing involving biological and chemical warfare, Project Shad and Project The Environmental Agents Service (EAS) administers health care programs related to environmental issues, including Operations Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), Gulf War, Agent Orange, depleted uranium, ionizing radiation, and Project (Including Project SHAD).

EAS also oversees the War-Related Illness And Injury Study Centers (WRIISCs). Information on reproductive health and health of children was obtained through a mailed questionnaire and linked with data from the employers on occupational exposure to ionizing radiation.

The database consists of 53, pregnancies, 39, reported by men and 8, by women. Ionizing radiation (ionising radiation) is radiation, traveling as a particle or electromagnetic wave, that carries sufficient energy to detach electrons from atoms or molecules, thereby ionizing an atom or a molecule.

Ionizing radiation is made up of energetic subatomic particles, ions or atoms moving at high speeds (usually greater than 1% of the speed of light), and electromagnetic waves on.

Health Effects from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation 9 Results of Exposure 11 Chronic Exposure 12 The probability of a radiation-induced cancer or harmful genetic effects is related. to the total amount of radiation accumulated by an individual.

Based on current Ionizing Radiation Fact Book File Size: 1MB. Health care services include an Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam and clinical treatment at VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Centers.

You may also be entitled to disability compensation benefits if you have certain cancers as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation during military service.

EXPOSURE TO IONIZING RADIATION DURING MILITARY SERVICE. Please answer. all. questions – if not applicable indicate “N/A” Veterans who participated in a radiation-risk activity during service.

Please answer the following questions: Did you serve in Japan from March 12 to following a nuclear accident on Ma ?With contributions from leaders in the field, it provides an introduction to the achievements and issues of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment modality around the world.

Dedicated chapters focus on proton therapy, carbon ion radiotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy, radiotherapy for children, HIV/AIDS related malignancies, and costing and.Medical care following exposure to ionizing radiation concerns the management of the early and delayed deterministic effects resulting from doses above threshold levels, such as radiation-induced injuries to skin and bone marrow depression, and the management of stochastic effects, primarily nonspecific tumors that may become clinically evident.