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
Epigenetic studies prove that invisible, devastating harm from exposure to chemical defoliants
can show up in the next generation.
Dioxin was a byproduct present in the tons of chemical defoliants
, such as Agent Orange, used by the U.
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.
reduced this backbreaking labor, but environmental concerns have precluded their use.
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).