The extent and patterns of usage of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam

@article{Stellman2003TheEA,
  title={The extent and patterns of usage of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam},
  author={Jeanne Mager Stellman and Steven D. Stellman and Richard Christian and Tracy Weber and Carrie D. Tomasallo},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={422},
  pages={681-687}
}
Herbicides including Agent Orange were sprayed by United States forces for military purposes during the Vietnam War (1961–1971) at a rate more than an order of magnitude greater than for similar domestic weed control. In 1974, the US National Academy of Sciences published estimates of the extent and distribution of herbicides sprayed. Here we present revised estimates, developed using more-complete data. The spray inventory is expanded by more than seven million litres, in particular with… 
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