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Sun Feb 2, 2020, 10:50 AM

VA Releases Updated List of Agent Orange Exposure Locations

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released an updated list of locations outside Vietnam where tactical herbicides such as Agent Orange were used, tested or stored by the military.

Agent Orange was a weed killer sprayed on the jungles of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover and crops for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. The name came from the orange identifying stripe used on the 55-gallon drums in which it was stored.

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during service may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including an Agent Orange Registry health exam, health care and disability compensation for diseases associated with exposure. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.

Agent Orange exposure can cause several serious illnesses, as well as birth defects in the children of veterans who were exposed to the chemical.


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happybird Feb 2020 #1

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Sun Feb 2, 2020, 11:18 AM

1. Jaysus

The list from Camp/Fort Detrick is even worse than I expected. 1946-1970. We were told the fields and “unspecified plots” used are a group of fields just outside the Frederick city limits, about 1/4 mile from a new housing development we lived in a decade ago. We didn’t find out about it until after moving in. Every cat I rescued while living in Frederick died of cancer, as well as one of our dogs. Could be a coincidence, but I have always thought it was more than that.

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