Friday, March 16, 2012

Abnormal Cancer Rates at Fort Detrick Tied to Monsanto’s Agent Orange‏
Monsanto’s Agent Orange; the gift of death that keeps on killing …
By Tim King at
(BALTIMORE, Md.) – Deadly poisons at Fort Detrick in Frederick tied to Agent Orange and the Vietnam War period, have prompted public health officials in Maryland to warn that certain cancers are appearing to occur among younger people who live near the Army Base than in people statewide.
Clifford Mitchell of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, told The AP Monday that investigators will probe deeper into the discrepancies involving liver, bone and endocrine cancers.
Marked differences in liver cancer have been noted, and health experts in Maryland as well as the EPA, say the matter needs substantial further investigation.
Our writer Chuck Palazzo knows about Agent Orange, more I suspect than any person should ever need to know. Chuck was a Marine in Vietnam. Today he lives in Vietnam and works in numerous projects to benefit the people in this place where he once fought. One of his articles, ‘Victims of Victims’, provides a memorable account of the sufferings that generations of Vietnamese have inadvertently handed down. Of course this is a major problem for the offspring of Americans who were in contact with Agent Orange.
I asked Chuck if he was surprised to learn of this development.
“Public pressure, especially by those veterans who have been directly affected including their family members demands more study. I am not surprised to hear of this development and won’t be surprised if a direct link is found between the victims in and around Ft. Detrick and Agent Orange,” said Palazzo.

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