posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 04:30 PM
A team of researchers in New Zealand have conducted a study that they believe shows, in greater detail, the extent of the effects of Agent Orange (a
defoliant used during the Vietnam war). The group of soldiers studied, all of whom were exposed to Agent Orange in the field, suffered extensive
genetic damage, compared to a control group who were not exposed. The exposed are also believed to have passed this damage on to their children, and
even grandchildren. The fallout is not limited to American soldiers. Sadly, millions of Vietnamese civilians are believed to have been poisoned by
the indiscriminate use of this highly toxic substance. The companies responsible for Agent Orange, Dow Chemical and Monsanto, continue to deny that
their product is harmful.
The US military sprayed some 80m litres of Agent Orange on North and South Vietnam.
The aim was to destroy jungle foliage in order to find communist fighters more easily.
Agent Orange contained highly toxic dioxins which have since been blamed for causing cancers and other illnesses.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I'm going to reserve comment on this topic until some folks have read it.
Read the article, read the accompanying information, and draw your own conclusions.
Besides, my feelings about these two companies can best be summed up by loud and lengthy, nearly incoherent streams of obscenities.
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[edit on 28-7-2006 by WyrdeOne]