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Đồng Nai: The Most Contaminated Province

Author: Grace Canning Located in Southeast Vietnam, Đồng Nai Province ranks first for the most heavily Agent Orange-contaminated location in the world.4 1,785,897 gallons of herbicide were sprayed upon this province during the Vietnam War.3 Sprawling with lakes and Vietnam’s largest river, locals often rely on the bounties of such for nourishment. Everything in the…
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April 23, 2018 0

America’s Secret Chemical Weapon: Agent Orange, a Dioxin

Author: Sabrina Doherty Agent Orange is classified as a toxic organic substance and is part of a larger family of dioxin-like compounds. The US Department of Public Health reports that Agent Orange is comprised of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, more commonly known as TCDD.3 Dioxins or CCD (chlorinated dibenzo-p-Dioxins) describe a…
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April 10, 2018 0

Featured Victim: Nguyễn Minh Thắng

Author: Grace Canning Nguyễn Minh Thắng Birthday: 15 May, 1984 Facebook Page An Phuc journalists have interviewed Agent Orange victim: Nguyễn Minh Thắng. Ever since he was born, Thắng’s “legs couldn’t go,” and he was “usually sick” with fevers and coughs. His family had to spend an enormous amount of time caring for him. Thắng…
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March 6, 2018 0

Featured Victim: Trịnh Thế Chiến

Author: Grace Canning Trịnh Thế Chiến Birthday: 19 May, 1988 Facebook Page An Phuc journalists have interviewed via email Trịnh Thế Chiến, a fourth generation victim of Agent Orange contamination. Chiến has been disabled since he was born. He gets around in a little tricycle as his legs and body are deformed to inhibit walking…
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January 20, 2018 0

Vietnamese Children Still Born with Deformities

Author: Grace Canning Vietnamese war veterans and citizens alike initially exposed to herbicide Agent Orange, more specifically the chemical dioxin (TCDD) within the herbicide, are producing offspring with horrible deformities for up to four generations. During the 1960’s, the US contaminated crop fields over southeast Asia with around twenty million gallons of Agent Orange. Around…
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