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Oversight on issues pertaining to veterans" exposure to ionizing radiation

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans" Affairs.

Oversight on issues pertaining to veterans" exposure to ionizing radiation

hearings before the Committee on Veterans" Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, first session, November 14 and December 11, 1985.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans" Affairs.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Ionizing radiation -- Physiological effect.,
    • Veterans -- Medical care -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 99-542
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .V4 1985e
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 827 p. :
      Number of Pages827
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2344453M
      LC Control Number86601822

      ionizing radiation is relatively low-energy radiation that does not have enough energy to ionize atoms or molecules. Biggest health effect related to non- ionizing radiation may be thermal health effects at the time of exposure. Exposure to large doses of ionizing radiation (i.e., greater than 5. Qualified staff (e.g., RSO, health physicist) to provide oversight and responsibility for radiation protection policies and procedures.; ALARA stands for As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).It is a guiding principle in radiation protection used to eliminate radiation doses that have no direct benefit. A dosimetry program in which personal exposure monitoring is conducted, as required by.

      The average exposure for these veterans as estimated by the DSWA is relatively low, with less than 1% exceeding the current annual occupational limit of 5 rem (although many veterans question the accuracy of these official doses). Atomic veterans are eligible to participate in the VA's Ionizing Radiation . 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 device in connection with.

      States also regulate occupational exposure to ionizing radiation. NRC Agreement States regulate occupational exposure to radioactive materials within their borders. These states may also regulate occupational exposure to radiation sources that NRC does not, including radiation-producing machines (e.g., X-ray machines, particle accelerators) and. Fernald School and Radiation Experiments. 11/14/85 12/11/ Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Oversight on Issues Pertaining to Veterans' Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. 9/23/ House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on. Investigations and Oversight. Oversight, Total Body Irradiation (TBI) at Oak Ridge. 4/23/79 5.


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Oversight on issues pertaining to veterans" exposure to ionizing radiation by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans" Affairs. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Oversight on issues pertaining to veterans' exposure to ionizing radiation: hearings before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, first session, November 14 and Decem 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. Atomic Veterans may have illnesses related to their exposure to radiation, and may be eligible for compensation or free medical care.

The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) was formed in response to a Congressional mandate to provide guidance and independent oversight of the claims compensation program for Atomic Size: 1MB.

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. Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting an Ionizing Radiation Registry. Information about exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation during military service, possible health problems, and related VA benefits.

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more. Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran. 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 age, service-connected status or ability.

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.

Veterans and their survivors do not need to contact the Department of Defense (DoD) to confirm radiation exposure activity before applying for VA compensation benefits. VA will request this information from DoD when a Veteran or a Veteran's survivor applies for disability compensation or survivors' benefits for health problems associated with the exposure.

Military Occupational Exposure to Radiation. Various military occupations include routine and usually safe exposure to radiation. Servicemembers in these occupations receive special training and are monitored to ensure radiation exposure remains at safe levels.

The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center provides education to Veterans who may have had deployment related exposures. Some Veterans may experience health concerns from exposure to Ionizing Radiation after a deployment.

This page contains information for Veterans. On Octothe Veterans' Dioxin and Radiation Exposure Compensation Standards Act, Pub. was enacted to ensure compensation to veterans and their survivors for disabilities or deaths related to exposure to ionizing radiation during atmospheric nuclear testing or the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

machine sources of ionizing radiation that are used for medical diagnosis and treatment. SUMMARY OF MAJOR CHANGES: This is a new directive to address radiation protection compliance for machine sources of ionizing radiation.

RELATED ISSUES: VHA DirectiveVHA Directiveand VHA Handbook 4. RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: The. 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. 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 no conclusive proof, several studies have shown that there is a chance exposure to non-ionizing radiation, especially extremely low frequency fields, can be harmful to humans.

Ionizing radiation is a high-energy radiation, and a cause for radiation exposure during military service. Ionizing radiation contains enough energy to damage DNA in human cells, and cause a myriad of health issues with acute or chronic exposure, including glioblastoma.

§ Claims based on exposure to ionizing radiation. (a) Determinations of exposure and dose: (1) Dose assessment. In all claims in which it is established that a radiogenic disease first became manifest after service and was not manifest to a compensable degree within any applicable presumptive period as specified in § or §, and it is contended the disease is a result of.

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. Rockefeller JD IV. Opening statement, Novem hearing before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate.

Oversight on Issues Pertaining to Veterans' Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. Hrg. 99– Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 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. In This Section This section contains the following topics: Topic Topic Name 1 (old 7) General Information on Claims for SC for Disabilities Resulting From Ionizing Radiation Exposure Under 38 CFR 2 (old 8) Developing Claims for SC for Disabilities Resulting From Ionizing Radiation Exposure Under 38 CFR 3 (old 9) Verification of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation Under.

Oversight on Issues Pertaining to Veterans' Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. 9/23/ House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

Oversight, Total Body Irradiation (TBI) at Oak Ridge. 4/23/79 5/24/79 8/1/ House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and. Radiation therapy Ionizing radiation can be used to treat disease, most commonly cancer.

Ionizing radiation contains enough energy to remove an electron (ionize) from an atom or molecule and to damage DNA in cells. – Potential .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