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  • Agent Orange : The Health Effects Of Agent Orange

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    Al Austin, an American war veteran who fought in Vietnam, has suffered from leukemia as a result of Agent Orange exposure. Agent Orange is the common name of the herbicide and defoliant, chemicals used to kill invasive weeds and other foliage, used during the Vietnam War by the United States military throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Over twenty million gallons of the herbicide was sprayed to eradicate the thick mangrove forests native to Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries, as to improve

  • Agent Orange In Vietnam

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    Agent Orange Agent orange is a chemical that was used by the US in the Vietnam War. Ever heard about crop dusting? This is how they would use this chemical, after being put in the belly of a plane they would then spray it down onto what ever is under neath of them. Mostly to get rid of forest cover for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops, as well as crops that might be used to feed them. During the war about 19 million gallons of herbicides and over 4.5 million acres of land were sprayed

  • Essay on Agent Orange

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    paying a high price for fighting the war in Vietnam. Agent Orange is slowly taking the lives of these brave veterans. The government has recognized some diseases but the rules to compensation can be complex. It was in the 1960's that we were in the process of trying to destroy vegetation and brush in Vietnam, in doing so we proceeded to contaminate one of the largest parts of the environment, Humankind. War Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange and now live their lives with a disease not necessarily

  • The Use of Agent Orange in Vietnam

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    history. From the Bay of Tonkin, to the draft, Vietnam often debated in the United States. One of the instances that made Vietnam so controversial was the use of Agent Orange in South Vietnam. Agent Orange is the name of a pesticide composed of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T). Agent Orange also contained a chemical compound called dioxin, which has been found to be very toxic to humans. It was sprayed over Vietnam during Operation Ranch Hand, as

  • Agent Orange In Vietnam Essay

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    States used a strategy of spraying tactical herbicides. Agent Orange was the main herbicide; it got its name from the orange strip on the drums that was used to haul it from place to place (Hillstrom and Hillstrom 184). This was not the only agent sprayed though. There were also Agents Blue, Pink, White and Green. All of which got their name the same way (Schmidt 2). This strategy seemed great at first but it was more than expected. Agent Orange turned out to be very dangerous. From the data found by

  • Agent Orange : Medical Ethics

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    widespread use of Agent Orange during the duration of the war, especially at base camps. These ailments, cancers, and diseases can be traced back to a series of Chemical Defoliates or herbicides that have left traces of Dioxin with whoever or wherever it once was used or sprayed. Conclusions: For all of these Veterans affected by this chemical unknowingly deserve restitution and better yet compensation for their medical issues and bills. Agent Orange: Medical Ethics Agent Orange was widely used

  • The Pros And Cons Of Agent Orange

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    Vietnam War the United States Military issued the use of one out of the 15 other herbicides, this herbicide was called "Agent Orange" mainly because it had an Orange band around the storage barrels. The herbicide was made by two American companies: Monsanto and The Dow Chemical. Agent Orange was made out of two herbicides: 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. In addition to the two chemicals in Agent Orange it contained another chemical: (TCDD) TetraCholroDidenzo-P-Dioxin. Dixon’s are extremely dangerous in small quantities

  • Agent Orange, Ddt, And Benzene

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    environment can create devastating health problems such as cancer in humans. This paper will evaluate three of the many carcinogenic chemicals that have the propensity to cause cancer and other health problems. Therefore, the paper will evaluate Agent Orange, DDT, and Benzene. In addition, the paper will discuss incidents relating to each respective chemical. Also depicted in this paper is the type of cancers caused by each chemical and other related health problems associated with each chemical

  • The Negative Effects Of Agent Orange

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    bayonets. However, one of the most detrimental weapons they faced was Agent Orange. Agent Orange, claimed to be an aid to the plant life, actually caused more harm than good. Many are still confused about what Agent Orange is, why the military chose to use it, and what type of side effects it caused. Although it was thought to be a beneficial move by the military, clearly Agent Orange caused a catastrophic effect in the area. Agent Orange is a blend of many different herbicides used by the United States

  • Agent Orange, Ddt, And Benzene

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    environment can create devastating health problems such as cancer in humans. This paper will evaluate three of the many carcinogenic chemicals that have the propensity to cause cancer and other health problems. Therefore, the paper will evaluate Agent Orange, DDT, and Benzene. In addition, the paper will discuss incidents relating to each respective chemical. Also depicted in this paper is the type of cancers caused by each chemical and other related health problems associated with each chemical

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