this story courtesy of Betty Mekdeci & Paul Sutton
I thought you might like to see this interview on the transgenerational effects of Agent Orange done by an investigative reporter from Channel 9, the NBC affiliate in Tampa.
Birth Defect Research for Children
Birth defects and heart problems are showing up not only in the children, but the grandchildren of veterans who served in America's military during the Vietnam War.
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The question is whether Agent Orange, a powerful poison sprayed by the military to wipe out vegetation, is a contributing factor.
Emma Ackerson, 9, of Holiday, looks like any other little girl playing her with dog.
But this list of Emma's medical problems keeps growing:
- Connective tissue disorder, which is EDS ( Ehlers Danlos syndrome)
- Vision problems
- Muscle weakness
- Sleep apnea
- Epilepsy (benign occipital epilepsy)
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Long QT syndrome
- Joint pain
- GI problems
- Acid reflux
- Balance problems
- Emma suffers headaches and stomach pain, as well as heart problems.