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Link found between Agent Orange and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:242
  1. Charles Marwick
  1. Washington, DC

    Reviewing recently published scientific evidence, a committee of the US Institute of Medicine has concluded that a positive association exists between exposures to herbicides used as defoliants from 1962 to 1971during the Vietnam war and the risk of developing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

    The report is the fourth in a series of reviews that the institute has conducted at Congress's request since 1996 of the health effects of these defoliants. Earlier reports had linked Hodgkin's …

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