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[One of the most emotional aspects of the Vietnam War and its aftermath has been the issue of alleged birth defects following the spraying of Agent Orange, and other 2,4,5-T-containing tactical herbicides in Vietnam in Operation RANCH HAND, 1962–1970. The first reports appeared in Vietnamese...
[Agent Orange was but a small item in a war that lasted 10 years, but it was the war itself that tore the US apart at home. The fighting in Vietnam corresponded with the rise of television news broadcasting pictures of the horror of the war, the anti-war protests in the streets, and the stories...
[When the epidemiologist is called upon to investigate questions that may not be answerable, a scientific study is unlikely to provide answers. Agent Orange is really an issue that strikes at the fundamental concept of “quality of life”, and hence science alone cannot resolve the controversy....
[Policy considerations as to how the United States government was going to address the issues of Agent Orange and Vietnam veterans was initially absent. After 37 years, science has not been able to even answer the question of the health impact of environmental Agent Orange exposures. It became...
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