DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO CERTAIN HERBICIDE AGENTS
If a veteran was exposed to an herbacide agent during active military, naval or air service, the following diseases shall be service connected if the requirments of §3.307(a)(6) are met even though there is no record of such disease during service, provided further that the rebuttable presumption provisions of §3.307(d) are also satisfied.
Chloracne or other acneform disease consistent with chloracne
Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy
Porphyria cutanea tarda
Respiratory cancers (cancer of the lung, bronchus, larynx, or trachea)
Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma)
NOTE 1: The term "soft-tissue sarcoma" includes the following:
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
Epithelioid leimyosarcoma (malignant leiomyoblastoma)
Angiosarcoma (hemangiosarcoma and lymphangiosarcoma)
Proliferating (systematic) angioendotheliomatosis
Malignant glomus tumor
Synovial sarcoma (malignant synovioma)
Malignant giant cell tumor of tendon sheath
Mailgnant schwannoma, including malignant schwannoma with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation (malignant Triton tumor), glandular and epithelioid malignant schwannomas
Malignant glandular cell tumor
Alveolar soft part sarcoma
Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses
Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma
Congenital and infantile fibrosarcoma
NOTE 2: For purposes of this section, the term acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy means transient peripheral neuropathy that appears within weeks or months of exposure to an herbicide agent and resolves within two years of the date of onset.
EFFECTIVE DATE NOTE: At 66 FR 23168, May 8, 2001, §3.309 was amended by adding "Type 2 diabetes (also known as Type II diabetes mellitus or adult-onset diabetes)" between "Chloracne or other acneform disease consistent with chloracne" and "Hodgkin's disease", effective July 9, 2001.