Agent Orange Research Paper

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Agent Orange was used to kill plants in farmers fields and was said to be safe enough to Drink! Agent orange was a mixture of 2-4 D and 2-4-5 T used as a herbicide (“Agent Orange”). The United States used it on the Vietnamese during the Vietnam war (“Agent Orange”). More than 13 million gallons of Agent orange was sprayed on Vietnam for the purpose of killing off trees and foliage that provided coverage for the enemy (“Facts About Herbicides”). Agent Orange can no longer be used but parts of Agent Orange are still being sprayed today to kill weeds. A farmer in Cherokee was one of the first to start spraying it as a way of making money. Agent orange was used by the United States on Vietnamese during the Vietnam War and had harmful consequences…show more content…
It was sprayed from 1962 to 1971. Agent Orange contained 2-4-D, 2-4-5-T, and dioxin. Dioxin was mixed with Agent Orange to make it more toxic. In the human body dioxins half-life is 11-15 years. On leaves or on plants it's half-life is 1-3 years. If it was in rivers and deep into the ground it can have a half-live of up to 100 years. It was a by-product of the making of Agent Orange (“Dow Chemical Company”). Agent Orange was just one of the 15 chemicals used by the United States Military during the Vietnam War. The name Agent Orange came from the bright orange strip that was on the 55-gallon barrel that it came in (“Facts About Herbicides”). Agent Orange was heavily sprayed on the borders of Cambodia, Laos, and South Vietnam. Agent Orange was sprayed out of C-123 airplanes (“C-123 Airplanes and Agent Orange Residue”). Agent Orange and Agent Purple were sent up to Canada to be tested. Many of the people that helped with the testing didn't have shirts on because the heat so they got covered in the chemicals that were said to be perfectly safe. The Canadian Military sprayed six thousand five hundred and 4 barrels of chemicals on one hundred and eighty one thousand and thirty eight acres, which are just a little smaller than a football field (“Agent…show more content…
Herbicides aren't banned by the CWS unless used as a chemical weapon (“Chemical Weapon”). Herbicides are used as chemical weapons by killing coverage that the emery would be using to an advantage. Veterans that were either foot soldiers or on a ship in the inland of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 could have a potential of being exposed to the dioxins in agent orange. (“Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam”). The soldiers that were on foot don't need proof or anything that they have a disease related to Agent Orange. Soldiers that were on ships have to prove they were on a ship during Vietnam by checking the Veteran Affairs list of United States ships during the Vietnam War. The men and kids that were spraying the chemical on the plants in the United States they never wore any protective gear. Most of the times they didn't have a shirt on because it was so hot on those summer days. Their wasn't any place for them to wash up before lunch so they eat their food with chemicals still on their hands (“Collateral Damage”). Millions of Vietnamese people have been affected by Agent Orange. Dioxin was one of the worse know toxic to man kind. Most of the Vietnamese that were exposed to Agent orange are getting diseases like cancer, liver damage, heart disease, reproductive defects and skin and nervous disease. Their children end up with severe medical diseases (“Exposure to
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