Friday, February 09, 2007

Agent Orange

Le Thi Hoai NhonAgent Orange was the nickname given to a powerful herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. military in its Herbicidal Warfare program during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange was used from 1961 to 1971, and was by far the most used of the so-called "rainbow herbicides" used during the program. Degradation of Agent Orange (as well as Agents Purple, Pink, and Green) released dioxins, which are alleged to have caused harm to the health of those exposed during the Vietnam War. Agents Blue and White were part of the same program but did not contain dioxins. Studies of populations highly exposed to dioxin indicate increased risk of various types of cancer and genetic defects; the effect of long term low level exposure has not been established.
Text taken from Wikipedia

Warning: All of these videos and galleries contain disturbing and graphic images.

Agent Orange: "Collateral Damage" in Viet Nam Gallery - The Digital Journalist
Agent Orange, children and the Viet Nam War
Agent Orange picture slideshow
Agent Orange Website
The Story of Agent Orange
Agent Orange - Wikipedia

YouTube - Children: victims of Agent Orange
YouTube - Agent Orange. News World International special report on the legacy of Agent Orange in Viet Nam.
YouTube - 09/14/06 -- Effects of Agent Orange. Disabled Veterans public statements at VA disability benefits commission.
The Legacy of Agent Orange


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Anonymous said...

A friend of mine, a Viet Nam Veteran, was exposed to Agent Orange.
He never received any compensation from our government. The skin on his legs looked like 3rd degree burns.
....he just recently passed away from lung cancer.

Anonymous said...

That is terrible. No ones life should be degraded just because of a pesticide.

Anonymous said...

i just now found your site. I advocated many pounds of paperwork for vets and they were never were payed. I was offered money for helping them by a commission I took the money sliced my hand bled all over it and threw on the floor and walked out under oath not to reveal where I was or why I was there. Yes Big brother is watching.