Agent Orange



Agent Orange was an herbicide used during the Vietnam war by Americans to remove trees and other foliage so the American soldiers could clearly see the enemy. During the war, American soldiers sprayed more than 19 gallons of myriads of chemicals to remove foliage, but among those Agent Orange was used the most frequently.
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Agent Orange was an herbicide combination with two active ingredients. "[They] were equal amounts of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), which contained traces of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)."
(Public Health)
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The U.S. military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange with other herbicides, all over the trees and the brush to uncover Vietnamese soldiers. A decade or so later, health issues arose and people connected the defoliant to the mysterious health issues. At the time no one knew the effects of Agent Orange could have on not only people but their kin, and the area around them. It is still affecting people today. People who had come in contact with Agent Orange may not have been affected right away but their children many years later were born with a wide range of serious health issues.


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Nine-year-old Pham Thi Thuy Linh, was born in Ho Chi Minh City with no arms and has learned to write using her feet.
Nine-year-old Pham Thi Thuy Linh, was born in Ho Chi Minh City with no arms and has learned to write using her feet.







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