MORE NAS/IOM ISSUES
As you know I have pointed out all along that I personally have no faith in the NAS/IOM as to the fairness and non-bias against the Veterans Community. That because of their study constraints and money biases it is doubtful they could or would find the direct cause of pregnancy if they were funded not to.
The congress mandates the VA use the NAS/IOM yet they could not tell you the processes this academy uses to determine "at least as likely as not."
In fact, in 2000 the NAS/IOM representative at the oversight meeting the congressman had to challenge him on this very subject and ask, "Are you refusing to answer the question."
Of course then the VA and Ranch Hand representatives came to the rescue with innuendo's, misstatements, and half truths and the subject died without a clear and defined answer to the processes.
Recently I was sent an article on this very subject.
"The academy also cherry picks it's studies and due to the source of its funding pretty much is a biased sham entity to begin with. In short, it would cost too much money to tell the truth about the adverse health effects (which have included at least 16 deaths according to author Gary Matsumo in his highly acclaimed book "VACCINE A".)"
Obviously, these are not just my suspicions with this contracted agency.