Remember Agent Orange and Operation Ranch Hand? Between January 1965
and April 1970, the U.S. military deployed 11 million to 13 million
gallons of “herbicides” over 4.5 million acres in Vietnam. According the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Agent Orange contained “minute
traces” of 2,3,7,8-tetracholrodibenzo-p-dioxin, more commonly known as
dioxin. Studies done on laboratory animals, dioxin has been shown to be
highly toxic even in minute doses; human exposure to the chemical could
be associated with serious health issues such as muscular dysfunction,
inflammation, birth defects, nervous system disorders and even the
development of various cancers.
Allegedly the whole point of Agent Orange was aimed at the
destruction of the forest and jungle cover used by the North Vietnamese
troops. U.S. aircraft sprayed this mixture around roads, rivers and
military bases. They also hit the non-combatant South Vietnamese
peasants and ruined their crops and water sources.
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