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.
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.
Chemical defoliants 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).
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