LET’S TALK ABOUT….AGENT ORANGE! A long, long time ago, in a land far,
far away, people were engaging in a conflict that was hidden under a
thick layer of trees, bushes, and crop growth. In order to make it
easier to spot the “enemy”, Huey helicopters were used to spray
herbicide over the countryside to kill the trees, bushes, and crops. At
the same time, the spray reached the people engaging in the conflict
under that landscape.
The year was 1961. The country was Viet Nam. The people engaging in
the conflict were from all over the world—including the United States.
The herbicide was “Agent Orange”.
Orange was a nickname derived from the orange identification stripe
painted around the 55 gallon barrels that stored the deadly herbicide.
In chemical scientific terms, Agent Orange is an approximately 1:1
mixture of two phenoxyl herbicides – 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
(2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) – in iso-octyl
ester form.In 1976 the UN General Assembly considered the Conference of
the Committee on Disarmament addressing the use of, and destruction
from, Agent Orange. In the fall of 1978 the Environmental Modification
Convention was signed and ratified. This convention “prohibits the
military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques
having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects.”
US sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange over Viet Nam foliage
assuring the public that it was only going to destroy the foliage—“no humans were going to be affected”. For decades this statement was confirmed by “those in the know”.READ MORE: http://healertoday.com/articles/ask-max-agent-orange/