Corpus ID: 12003500

Birth Defects Caused by Agent Orange

@inproceedings{Thomas2017BirthDC,
  title={Birth Defects Caused by Agent Orange},
  author={Thomas},
  year={2017}
}
During the Vietnamese War between 1961 and 1971 the United States armed forces engaged in a defoliation and crop destruction campaign named Operation Ranch Hand. Agent Orange, an herbicide so named because of the orange color of its storage barrels, was the most heavily used herbicide of the campaign. In addition to military personnel from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and the United States, an estimated 4.8 million Vietnamese were exposed to herbicides… Expand

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With the exception of spina bifida and anencephaly the published peer-reviewed literature does not convincingly support an association between herbicide or dioxin exposure and birth defects in humans. Expand
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