defoliant

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a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off

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For many decades, both American veterans and Vietnamese who lived near former American military bases suspected that their health ailments, such as birth defects in their offspring and cancer, stemmed from exposure to high levels of dioxins in war-era chemical defoliants.
The book presents the legacies of war - such as unexploded ordnance (UXO), the impact of chemical defoliants, or the U.
Epigenetic studies prove that invisible, devastating harm from exposure to chemical defoliants can show up in the next generation.
The talks are expected to take up joint efforts to account for soldiers of the two sides still listed as missing-in-action, tackling long-term damage caused by chemical defoliants used by U.
During the Vietnam War, the US used a series of chemical defoliants called Agent Orange (a 50/50 mixture of herbicides 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T).
Harmless' chemical defoliants his own side used have taken their toll and he's afflicted with skin disorders, night sweats and violent behaviour.
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