Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins

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  • Dioxin: The Chemical and Our Health

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    Dioxin: The Chemical and Our Health Dioxin (polychlorinated dibenzodioxin), commonly known as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD), is a group of aromatic hydrocarbon compounds known to be environmental pollutants. Dioxins are produced as a by-product during the manufacturing and burning of plastics (Clancy, Farrow, Finkle, Francis, Heimbecker, Nixon-Ewing, et al., 2011, p. 338). There are many different dioxin compounds, each having different levels of toxicity. Dioxin is commonly

  • Effects of Agent Orange During the Vietnam War Essay

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    On April 12, 1961, the first application of the chemical nicknamed Agent Orange was sprayed on Vietnamese foliage in an attempt to stop guerilla warfare, launching a herbicidal disaster ("Herbicidal Warfare"). The consequences of agent orange, unbeknownst to the former government officials, led to a series of catastrophic effects including, but not limited to neurobehavioral and physical anomalies of the human body. As a result of the lacking knowledge of Agent Orange, the United States and Vietnam

  • Essay on The Government Denial of Agent Orange Claims

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    The Government Reaction to Agent Orange Claims PREFACE United States involvement in Vietnam has been surrounded by controversy since the 1960s. Many felt that controversy would end with the withdrawal of US troops in the 1970s. The troops came home and were not welcomed with the fanfare that surrounded veterans of previous wars. Was the controversy surrounding Vietnam a “dead” issue now that the troops were home? The answer is no. The controversy continues to this very day. The issue

  • Agent Orange In Vietnam Essay

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    Exposure In the Vietnam war, the United 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

  • Agent Orange : Description, Use, And Effects Of The Vietnam War Essay

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    Agent Orange: Description, Use, and Effects of the War in Vietnam Many of the scars of the Vietnam War have healed, but one toxic wound continues to fester. An herbicide used by the United States promised to save the lives of many GIs by decreasing the strategic cover of the Viet Kong, who were North Vietnamese Communist. Agent Orange proved to have side effects that were not intended. Not only did it destroy the environment, but the lives of those it surrounded. While people can make moral judgments

  • Agent Orange : Medical Ethics

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    Motivation: Throughout the past Forty years the Vietnam war and it’s after effects have shaped and changed so many individuals and their lives. I will expose a deeper look at what actually occurred during the war and most importantly what actually caused the millions and millions of lives; both Vietnamese, Japanese, and American. Problem statement: With war comes after effects and throughout the past Forty years many American Veterans from Vietnam have had health complications and issues due to

  • The Battle Of The Vietnam War

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    me may say the war in Vietnam was fought over the topic of pride; others say it was a useless war that served no purpose. Regardless of the meaning behind it, we cannot forget the soldiers that lived through it and the hardships they faced afterwards. A soldiers hardships are felt through their body, mind, and soul. The Vietnamese war has impacted all veterans with physical scars, emotional breakdowns, or spiritual growth; these are the three mementos that are usually brought back from war and have

  • Agent Orange : A Herbicide / Defoliant Used By The U.s. Military During The Vietnam War

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    Agent Orange was a herbicide/defoliant used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War as part of the Herbicidal Warfare Program. Agent Orange was given its nickname due the the barrels it was stored in, marked with a single orange stripe, other herbicides used in southeast asia were given similar nicknames such as Agents Blue, Green, Pink and Purple. Despite the large veritable rainbow of different defoliants, Agent Orange was primarily used during Operation: Ranch Hand [HowStuffWorks Science]

  • Thesis Statement On Dioxin

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    Dioxin is a general name for a large group of hundreds of chemical compounds with similar structure. These compounds are made up of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and chlorine atoms. It deposits in the fatty tissue and can be a long-time danger for human and animals. My Thesis Statement is that Dioxin is one of the rogue chemical, which can have bad impacts both human- and animals health, which also can cause at worst the death. What are the inference from Dioxin?

  • Essay on Agent Orange

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    We must do everything in our power to make the world recognize that our veterans are still 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