> In 1991, Congress passed Public Law 102‐4 which required the National Academy of Sciences to review the medical and scientific research on the health effects of exposure to the herbicides used during the war in Viet Nam. To date, the NAS has found sufficient evidence of association between exposure to the herbicides and soft‐tissue sarcoma, non‐Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease and chloracne, Hypertension and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).
> The NAS found limited or suggestive evidence of an association between exposure to the herbicides and laryngeal cancer, cancer of the lung, bronchus or trachea, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, multiple myeloma, AL amyloidosis, peripheral neuropathy, Porphyria cutanea tarda, Parkinson disease and Parkinsonism or Parkinson-like syndromes, Ischemic heart disease, stroke and hypothyroidism.
> There is still no consensus at the NAS to whether Type II Diabetes should be considered to have sufficient evidence or limited/suggested evidence of association with Agent Orange exposure. The VA does not yet compensate claims for hypertension, stroke, and MGUS.