This is the Chapter's Agent Orange Web Page

U.S. Army Helicopter Spraying Agent Orange Over Vietnam

 

Welcome to the Agent Orange Web Page for

Vietnam Veterans of America

Battlefield Chapter 617 and their Associates!

This page has a collection of information and web links about Agent Orange.


Agent Orange/Dioxin

Agent Orange is a highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the
Vietnam War to defoliate hiding places used bythe enemy and to clear the
perimeters of military installations.

Although colorless, it is known as “Agent Orange” because of an
orange-colored band painted on the drums used to store and transport it.


This Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) guide is simple: to present information and

describe the process in a user-friendly fashion for a Vietnam veteran or (surviving) family member

to file a claim for service-connected disability compensation or death benefits with the Department of

Veterans Affairs (VA) for illnesses/diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other related

herbicides during military service. At the outset, please understand that the VA claims process is

complicated, frustrating, and can be time-consuming. Please understand also that these guidelines

are not legal advice.


Veterans Exposed to Herbicides (Agent Orange)

Presumptive service connection is available to veterans who served in Vietnam
and parts of Korea along the DMZ.

The presumptive diseases are types of Cancer with no time requirements for manifestation
and types of Soft Tissue Sarcoma with no time requirements for manifestation.

Diseases other than Cancer with no time requirement for manifestation
Type 2 Diabetes (Also known as Diabetes Mellitus).

Diseases other than Cancer with various time requirements, Periperal neuropathy
(acute or subacute), Chloracne, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda.

Also disabilities in children of Vietnam Veterans as Spina Bifida.


Click onto the VVA - brochures below
to learn more about
Agent Orange

                                Diabetes    heart      Prostate    WomenVet    smAVVAao                                                        


© American Cancer Society, Inc

"In studies comparing Vietnam veterans with veterans who had served at the same time elsewhere,
TCDD (dioxin) levels were found to be higher among those who had served in Vietnam,
although these levels went down slowly over time.

Exposure to Agent Orange varied a great deal. Exposures could have occurred  in,
breathing the chemicals,
ingesting them in through contaminated food or drink, or absorbing
them through the skin. Other exposure pathways may have been possible as well,
such as through the eyes or through breaks in the skin
."

READ and LEARN MORE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE:

http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/IntheWorkplace/agent-orange-and-cancer


Wikipedia

A collaborations of articles and reference from Wikipedia about Agent Orange 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange


Last Time Page Was Updated - April, 2016

For comments and suggestions concerning this web site, contact:

vva617@vva617.org


"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."