Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tasked with building the strategic relationship, express in private the most caution about using Agent Orange
as an issue.
While the report doesn't support claims that Agent Orange
causes diabetes, its media treatment is an object lesson in how weak science gets used for political purposes--and how those who should know better needlessly spread fear and anxiety.
The US authorities deny any Agent Orange
was buried on Okinawa but Mr Mitchell's articles are leading to calls for a major investigation into the scale of any buried Agent Orange
chemicals in the area.
exposure was linked with a 52 percent raise in overall risk of prostate cancer detection by biopsy.
The Agent Orange
cleanup, which is expected to cost $43 million and take four years, is the latest sign of warming relations between the U.
Vietnam has asked America for help in cleaning up the environmental damage from Agent Orange
I heard it might be Agent Orange
," she told AFP in her tiny house in Danang city as her adult daughters crawled around her like infants.
has previously shelled out billions of dollars in disability payments to American soldiers who developed illnesses associated with the defoliant - its active ingredient is dioxin, which has persistently been linked to cancer and multiple birth defects - this marks the first occasion the nation has made a move to clean up the approximately 20 million gallons of Agent Orange
it dumped on Vietnamese trees and vegetation in the decade between 1961 and 1971.
Because of concerns among veterans over Agent Orange
exposure, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has conducted a series of studies of specific cancers among Vietnam veterans.
Her patients are children whom she suspects were poisoned by the dioxin that lingers in Vietnam's soil and water more than three decades after American pilots sprayed the highly toxic Agent Orange
herbicide over an area the size of Massachusetts.
It follow the lasting consequences of Agent Orange
in that country, continuing the story begun in WAITING FOR AN ARMY TO DIE and presenting the author's journey to Vietnam visiting the communities and hospitals where Agent Orange
There has been much published on the effects of Agent Orange
on US veterans of the Vietnam War.