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US cancels Agent Orange study in Vietnam

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posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 05:55 AM
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"Is Agent Orange responsible for deformities in the children and grandchildren of people exposed to it during the Vietnam war? Vietnam claims the herbicide, used by the US to reduce forest cover, is to blame. But the US has never accepted this. The chances of the issue ever being resolved receded last month when the US cancelled a multimillion-dollar research project. "

www.newscientist.com...

This is really disturbing. There is little doubt that the "dioxin" contained in "agent orange" is causing health issues and deformities in children. One of the reasons this study may have been cancelled is the same "chemicals" were used for many years as a "defoliant" in the cotton industry. The so called "defoliant" was sprayed on cotton to kill the leaves and make "picking" easier. In fact " agent orange" was used in the US more than is southeast asia. What isn't understood is IF the "defoliant' was effectively "washed" off during processing the cotton. Now many "chemicaled out" cotton fields have become subdivisions becuase nothing "valuable" could be grown there.




posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 06:16 AM
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wow I can't believe it Horacid, a sensible issue to raise and one that I can agree with you on!! I thought you would be the first to claim how Agent Orange is as harmless as rainwater!!!

It's awful stuff and it should of never been used in Vietnam, though I can appreciate what they were trying to do to help our boys on the ground.

thanks,
drfunk



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 06:26 AM
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Originally posted by drfunk
wow I can't believe it Horacid, a sensible issue to raise and one that I can agree with you on!! I thought you would be the first to claim how Agent Orange is as harmless as rainwater!!!

It's awful stuff and it should of never been used in Vietnam, though I can appreciate what they were trying to do to help our boys on the ground.

thanks,
drfunk


Actually I was there when they used it in Cambodia. It was really hard for my spotter and I to cross a couple of hundred yards of "desert" in the middle of the jungle with no "cover" even at night.



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 07:12 AM
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wow horacid's a nam vet eh, very interesting. of course it would be a bastard for you in your line of duty, but the military had their reasons for its use, even though it's an awful chemical. I wished it was never used.

thanks,
drfunk



posted on May, 19 2008 @ 02:36 AM
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Over 500,000 troops served in the Vietnam War on “blue water,” in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand for the United States. These veterans are denied benefits for Agent Orange, even though their cancer rate is higher than those veterans who fought in-country (source: CDC Selected Cancer Study, page 11).
The Australian Government provides benefits to its naval personnel, whose ships sailed in the same waters as the U.S. Navy. That government has performed mortality studies and conducted a lab study that revealed that drinking water that was processed through distillation enhanced the toxicity of TCDD, the dioxin component of Agent Orange. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs refuses to accept these scientific studies and denies 500,000 veterans benefits.
As one of these veterans who will die prematurely, I surely think that there is a conspiracy here.



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