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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 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-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
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
Type 2 Diabetes (Also known as Diabetes Mellitus).
than Cancer with various
requirements, Periperal neuropathy
(acute or subacute), Chloracne, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda.
Also disabilities in children of Vietnam Veterans as Spina Bifida.
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"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:
A collaborations of articles and reference from Wikipedia about Agent Orange
Last Time Page Was Updated - April, 2016
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