Operation Ranch Hand


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A herbicide-spraying program carried out during the Vietnam conflict between 1962 and 1971 that primarily used Agent Orange, but also Agents Blue, Green, Pink, Purple and White
Exposure effects US servicemen exposed to the Agent Orange have a 50% increase in skin cancer, predominantly BCC. The Vietnamese exposed to the herbicides fared far worse. A meta-anlysis found a 3-fold greater incidence of major birth defects in children born to parents with high levels of exposure to Agent Orange
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US government records from Operation Ranch Hand show that Cambodia was also targeted with Agent Orange in Svay Rieng province, where an herbicide spraying mission crossed over the border from Vietnam.
Like Hung Duc, Khanh is believed to be a victim of Operation Ranch Hand, the United States military's effort during the Vietnam War to deprive the enemy of cover and food by spraying defoliants.
Given a Vietnamese Red Cross estimate of three million victims, the amount of aid is approximately $12 a year per victim and a decade of help merely one-fifth the time that has elapsed since Operation Ranch Hand reached its apex in 1967.
Agent Orange is the combination of the code names for Herbicide Orange and Agent LNX - one of the herbicides and defoliants used as part of its chemical warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand.
The Air Force dropped up to 20 million gallons of Agent Orange as part of its Operation Ranch Hand, and the Vietnamese government says up to 4000,000 people were killed or injured and 500,000 children may have been born with defects as a result of the chemical spraying.
8 MILLION EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE Agent Orange is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the US military as part of its herbicidal warfare programme, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War.
During the Vietnam War, the United States military sprayed approximately 80 million liters of chemical agents as part of a program called Operation Ranch Hand.
BACKGROUND: Operation Ranch Hand veterans were involved in spraying herbicides, including Agent Orange, during the Vietnam War in 1962-1971; Agent Orange was contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD).
Chemical The US's Operation Ranch Hand sprayed 19 million gallons of herbicide over nine million square miles during the Vietnam War (1950-1975), in a deliberate attempt to defoliate the terrain.
The study compared 1,000 Vietnam veterans who participated in Operation Ranch Hand, code name for the Agent Orange spraying operation, with 1,300 who did not.
The researchers examined 872 veterans who had participated in Operation Ranch Hand, which sprayed defoliants over about 3.
Given a Vietnamese Red Cross estimate of three million victims, the amount of aid is approximately $12 a year per victim and a decade of help " merely one-fifth the time that has elapsed since Operation Ranch Hand reached its apex in 1967.
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