ATSDR Responds to the IOM Review of VA Clinical Guidance

The ATSDR responded recently to the IOM review on VA Clinical Guidance, specifically noting errors in guidance and scientific research interpretations.  It also updates and gives an overview regarding 2014 studies and the need for improved VA guidance based on this new research.

Civilian Exposure - ATSDR Letter to VA Regarding Recent IOM Report and 2014 ATSDR Studies

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PDF Version of Letter Above:

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Additional ATSDR Charts/Tables of Findings for the VA:

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Finally, here’s a link to a recently released summary of, and key data points from, all 2014 ATSDR studies:


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