Hello. I was diagnosed with PD a couple of years ago and was recently evaluated by the VA for Agent Orange exposure in 'Nam (Bluewater navy veteran, 1971-72). I received a 40% disability rating, despite the fact that my ship has not made the list of vessels known to have had contact with AO.
If you have any symptoms of the know conditions that the VA has associated with AO exposure, contact the nearest VA service officer to get an appointment for an examination/evaluation!
I was also exposed to trichloroethylene on board ship on a daily basis, (I was an Electronics Technician; TCE was Used for cleaning electronic equipment). as well as a field service engineer for IBM from 1973-1985. We used what was called "Gold Can" cleaner to clean electromechanical data processing equipment like keypunches, Selectric typewriters, card punches, etc.
Post Edited (Kiv) : 1/7/2012 9:27:00 PM (GMT-7)