Month: April 2018

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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