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- EPA documents show that 2,4-D herbicide is the seventh largest source of dioxin in the US.
- Link: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/24d_red.pdf
Pollution of the environment:
- EPA documents reveal that 2,4-D agricultural runoff has polluted groundwater across the US. Dioxin has a half-life of more than 100 years when leached into soil and embedded in water systems. Additionally, when contaminated fish are used as a food source, humans absorb dioxin.
Ramped up 2,4-D herbicide in crops:
- The commercialization of GMO 2,4-D herbicide resistant crops will dramatically increase the usage of 2,4-D herbicide that is linked to dioxin to be used on food crops.
Dioxin in diet and food sources:
- The FDA admits that 95% of human dioxin absorption is from diet, especially animal fats. Corn and other crops are used for animal feed and dioxin levels are likely to rise in animals if they are fed 2,4-D herbicide resistant GMO crops, due to increased herbicide use.
- Link: Food Contaminants & Adulteration
Connection to cancer and birth defects:
- The EPA says that dioxin increases risk of cancer and current dioxin levels are already “uncomfortably” close to dangerous levels that can cause other health damage.
- EPA admits that dioxin in 2,4-D causes blood, liver and kidney toxicity in addition to birth defects in lab-tested animals.
- The Veteran’s Administration recognizes these diseases that have resulted from Agent Orange exposure (2,4-D is half of the recipe of Agent Orange): Amyloidosis, chronic B-cell leukemias, chloracne, diabetes mellitus type 2, Hodgkin’s Disease, ischemic heart disease, multiple myeloma, Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, peripheral neuropathy, liver dysfunction, prostate cancer, respiratory cancers (including lung), soft tissue sarcomas and birth defects in subsequent generations.
- The USDA has failed to require tests of how 2,4-D herbicide and Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide interact synergistically in the environment and in humans, which may present a real danger.
The Aspen Institute Agent Orange in Vietnam Program has prepared a series of fact sheets which provide basic background information about Agent Orange/dioxin. These fact sheets can be found by following the links below or to the left; and they can also be downloaded as PDFs on our Downloads page.
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- Hill & Ponton Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyers – Direct Exposure to Agent Orange Subic Bay Philippines
- Ford Foundation Agent Orange/Dioxin program information
- Agent Orange Record - a project of the War Legacies Project about the ongoing health and environmental impacts of the use of Agent Orange, and other dioxin-contaminated herbicides used during the Vietnam war and in other areas of the world.
- The Vietnam Reporting Project - a journalism fellowship program designed to produce multimedia news coverage on the enduring environmental and health consequences of Agent Orange contamination in Vietnam.
- Danish Vietnamese Association (DVA) information, links and documents about Agent Orange
- Advocacy and Exchange Program on Agent Orange - The Aspen Institute
- Dioxin NZ Information on Dioxins - New Zealand Chemically Exposed Paritutu Residents Association
- Agent Orange information from the Vermont based War Legacies Project
- Operation Ranch Hand (Thomas Pilsch)
- USAF Ranch Hand Herb Tapes, Herbicide Amounts from August 1965
- Agent Orange Talking Paper #1 by Gary D. Moore
- Health of Veterans and Deployed Forces – Institute of Medicine (Viet Nam War)
- Chemicals used in military operations during the Viet Nam war
- Vietnam Veterans of America
- US Environmental Protection Agency – dioxin assessment.
- The Virtual Vietnam Archive; Texas Tech University
- Toxicological profile for dioxins
- US Department of Veterans Affairs – Agent Orange: Diseases, Fact Sheets, Briefs, Newsletters, etc.
- Agent Orange related illnesses – Main
- Agent Orange related illnesses – Descriptions of Conditions
- Fund For Reconciliation and Development – Extensive information on Agent Orange
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5. The extent and patterns of usage of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam
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In support of justice for Vietnamese Agent Orange victims, a national coalition of veterans, Vietnamese-Americans and other community leaders. The U.S. government used Agent Orange, from 1962 to 1971, as part of their war in Vietnam. Agent Orange contains dioxin, one of the deadliest substances known, and continues to cause death and sickness to millions of Vietnamese and to many U.S. veterans of the Vietnam war. Now even more than thirty years after the war, Agent Orange remains in the land and water of Vietnam, causing horrific birth defects to several generation of children
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