Agent Orange and its effect on health

Agent Orange and its effect on health

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In November 1961, the president of the United States at that time, John F. Kennedy, authorised “Operations Ranch Hand” in Southern Vietnam. The military operation was carried out to “flush out the enemy”, by removing places for insurgents or other enemies to hide and ambush American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Several defoliants and herbicides were used as part of the chemical warfare programme, resulting in the defoliation of millions of acres of forest and thousands of acres of crops over ten years.
28 Dec 2016 - General
Like the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombing of Japan, nuclear or chemical warfare also leaves an unreparable effect on the population under attack. These health defects, deformities and health problems stay for a long time even after the war has ended. I...
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Congenital defects became the consequence of using agent orange for war tactics. It is always unfair to think that some have to be part of "collateral damage" when it comes to waging war. This is a sad effect of the war started by JFK and e...
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Agent Orange or Herbicide Orange (HO) is one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal warfare program especially during the Vietnam War. It is one of the most horrendous chemicals ever made. The instant eco...
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Agent Orange is one of the most well-known chemicals used in warfare due to its catastrophic effects on the health of those who were exposed to it. The 2,4,5-T used to produce the Agent Orange at that time was also contaminated with 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlo...
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