Friday, February 09, 2007
Agent 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.
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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