Agent Blue


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Agent Blue

An arsenic-based herbicide used to destroy broadleaf plants and trees (grass, rice, bamboo, bananas, etc.), especially rice paddies during the Vietnam War. During the war, 1.25 million US gallons of Agent Blue were used, successfully destroying 500,000 acres of crops.
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However, it was not until 1974 that the United States government stopped using Agent Orange and Agent Blue.
forces spread three types of defoliants - Agent Orange, Agent Blue and Monuron, on 66 million square meters of land south of the DMZ.
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Army document, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) reported Monday that about 7,000 South Korean soldiers were exposed when they were mobilized to spray three types of defoliants -- Agent Orange, Agent Blue and Monuron.