Everyone knows Agent Orange is bad, and exposed veterans know that it causes certain cancers and other diseases after exposure.
The Department of
Veterans Affairs recognizes this, and for all of these cancers and
diseases, disability compensation is practically automatic. These are
called “presumptive” conditions that are presumed to be caused by the
military purely because of time and date in service.
have long been recognized to have birth defects and diseases resulting
from their parents’ exposure to Agent Orange. Currently, the VA
recognizes many such conditions in the children of women veterans, but
the list for male veterans’ children is significantly shorter. It
includes only spina bifida, with the exception of spina bifida occulta.
What a lot of
veterans don’t know though, is that Agent Orange exposure has also
caused numerous, serious birth defects in exposed male veterans’
children, besides spina bifida, according to Children of Vietnam
Veterans Health Alliance. The list includes Crohn’s disease, Lupus,
thyroid disease, chronic kidney disease, missing limb parts, and webbed
toes. According to COVVHA, the list is much larger than this.READ MORE