Agent Orange

Tags: Vietnam

Agent Orange is the code name for a herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. military in its herbicidal warfare program during the Vietnam War. It was later discovered that one of the compounds in Agent Orange was contaminated by an extremely toxic dioxin. Exposure to Agent Orange has caused far-reaching side-effects including birth defects, mental disability and death among the Vietnamese people as well as among returning U.S. servicemen and their families.

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