Accession Number:

ADA160563

Title:

Services Herbs Tape - A Record of Helicopter and Ground Spraying Missions, Aborts, Leaks, and Incidents

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. 1962-1971

Corporate Author:

ARMY AND JOINT SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT GROUP WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-12

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

On 21 May 1980, the Army Agent Orange Task Force was formed to provide military research support to several government agencies concerned with possible adverse health effects of Vietnam veterans to the herbicide known as Agent Orange. Earlier, the National Academy of Sciences NAS conducted an investigation for the Defense Department to study the effects of herbicides used in Vietnam. During the conduct of the NAS study and automated data base of U.S. Air Force C123 Ranch Hand spray missions was developed. As various protocols were being designed for epidemiologic and case control studies, the need for and automated data base of Non-Ranch Hand spray missions was recognized to provide data for use in studies about possible exposure opportunities for U.S. ground troops. This report documents helicopter, ground spraying missions and incidents.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE