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Agent Orange linked to heart disease, Parkinson's

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posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 12:15 PM
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Agent Orange linked to heart disease, Parkinson's


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WASHINGTON – Medical researchers say there may be a link between exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War and an increased chance of developing serious heart problems and Parkinson's disease.
A study from the Institute of Medicine released Friday contains several caveats, but suggests there is a stronger connection than previously thought about the health risks to Vietnam veterans.
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posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 12:15 PM
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To determine whether Vietnam veterans faced an increased chance of ischemic heart disease — a condition involving reduced blood supply to the heart — researchers reviewed several studies that showed links between higher exposure levels and greater incidence of the disease.

Other factors such as smoking, age, and weight can also play a role, they noted. Still, they said veterans exposed to the chemicals may be at greater risk.


People have been saying for years about the many risks etc, so this doesnt surprize me at all. Just goes to show the potential damage warfare like this can cause the peoples own troops, and to regular people exposed to it

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