Tuesday, February 27, 2018

from Betty Mekdeci - our data on birth defects in Gulf War and Vietnam veteran's children

Our most recent report on birth defects and disabilities in the childrenof Vietnam veterans shows the differences in structural and functional birth defects in 1457 children of Vietnam veterans compared to 3131 children of non-veterans in the registry.
This link is to a presentation on Gulf War birth defects I made to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Veteran’s Administration.
You will find other information about our work on these issues on our Veterans Research page http://www.birthdefects.org/veterans-research/
I am concerned that the new law does not seem to be supporting new research. It appears that the NAS is just looking at the same studies that have been deemed insufficient in years past.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions about our work.

With best regards,
Betty Mekdeci
Executive Director
Birth Defect Research for Children

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