Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Agent Orange! American chemical weapons during the Vietnam war!

Agent Orange and "Super Orange" is the nickname given to herbicides and defolian used by the U.S. military herbicides in warfare (herbicidal warfare) during the Vietnam War. Herbicides in war, a number of herbicides including Agent Orange was used with the intent to destroy food production and trees are used as a place bersembunyinya enemy.

During the Vietnam War, between 1962 and 1971, the U.S. military sprayed 12 million U.S. gallons (45 million l; 10 million imp gal) of chemical defoliants in South Vietnam as part of the air defoliation program known as Operation Ranch Hand.20 percent from the forests of South Vietnam was sprayed for nine years.


Studies of populations exposed to dioxin, though not necessarily Agent Orange, indicate increased risk of various types of cancer and genetic defects. The impact of exposure at low levels for long periods of time could not be ascertained. Vietnam veterans and their families who first filed a claim for Agent Orange was declared 25 years ago that the government "just waiting for us all to die". They alleged that most of those still alive will die from the effects of exposure to these toxins during the next several years, before they reach age 65.


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