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Leukemia Threat to Vietnam Vets

The Otago study will shortly appear in the international journal BMJ Open and was funded by the War Pensions Medical Research Trust Fund.

(AUCKLAND) - NZ flag New Zealand Vietnam veterans deployed in a "toxic war environment" were exposed to a significantly higher risk of leukaemia, a newly released Otago University study finds.

The study found veterans who served between 1962 and 1971 have double the rate of chronic lymphatic leukaemia compared to the general population, lead author David McBride said.

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