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Agent Orange Library


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Our project site, Agent Orange Record, was developed with funding from the Ford Foundation to provide an objective and comprehensive account of the toxic legacy of Agent Orange as it impacts Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the U.S. and other areas where Dioxin-contaminated herbicides were used, manufactured or stored.


A multi-year project to help Americans and Vietnamese address the continuing health and environmental impacts of herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war. The Program promotes dialogue within the U.S. policy community, and between the U.S. and Vietnam.

More than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. and Vietnam are just beginning to address the negative consequences of Agent Orange, the Dioxin-contaminated herbicide used during the war. In this groundbreaking book, two leading experts on Agent Orange and its aftermath explore current scientific understandings of the chemical and consider the promising solutions to addressing the consequences of its use.


From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of U.S. base camps and outlying fire-support bases. Every two years the Institute of Medicine publishes a summary of the research that has been done on Agent Orange-Dioxin and provides recommendations to the VA for conditions that should be added to the list.

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