AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION PAGE
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Agent Orange, herbicide used by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War to expose enemy guerrilla forces in forested areas. Agent Orange contains varying amounts of dioxin. Exposure to the defoliant has been linked with chemical acne, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and soft-tissue sarcoma. Many soldiers were exposed to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. Afflicted veterans brought a class-action suit against manufacturers of Agent Orange, which was settled out of court by the establishment of a fund to compensate them and their families for any disabilities. That settlement, however, covered only those who became ill by 1994 and, as a result of a 2003 Supreme Court decision, veterans who became ill after 1994 can sue the herbicide's manufacturers. The herbicide has also been blamed for a significantly higher than normal rate of birth defects in areas of Vietnam that were sprayed; tests have shown persistent high levels of dioxin in the local environment and in people living there.
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SUBJECT: Vietnam Naval Operations, list of ships Presumptive exposure to Agent Orange
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If you served on any of the mentioned vessels during the times specified, you will be
granted without further development and delay, a presumptive exposure to Herbicides for the purpose of health care and monetary compensation.
PLEASE NOTE: This list is not complete. If you served on a ship that entered the inland waterways of Vietnam, please contact the Navy @ bluewaternavy.org<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with as much detail as possible so they can provide this info to the DVA for processing and inclusion in their data base.
ALSO NOTE: Per the listing for the USS Niagara Falls AFS-3 , Cam Rahn Bay is listed as
a qualifying "inland waterway" service.
Also : <http://www.vawatchdog.org/10/nf10/nfjan10/jan10files/CP%20Bulletin%20-J
Compensation and Pension ( C&P ) Service has initiated a program to collect data on Vietnam naval operations for the purpose of providing regional offices with information to assist with development in Haas related disibility claims based on herbicide exposure from Navy Veterans.
ILLNESSES RELATED TO AGENT ORANGE : This list may change. For more info go to :
22 1/2 Million Gallons of Agent Orange and other Chemicals were sprayed
Check the link above for the VA website on Agent Orange.
These are the current listings :
Diabetes Type 2 and secondary conditions due to Diabetes
Spina Bifida in children of Viet Nam Vets
Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
B cell Leukemia
Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Rhabdomyosarcoma , Malignant glomas tumor, Synovial sarcoma,
Malignant mesenchymoma , Alveolar soft part sarcoma, Extraskeletal Ewings sarcoma,
Parkinson, Epithelioid sarcoma, Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
Malignant giant cell tumor of tendon sheath
Granular cell tumor, Clear cell sarcoma of tendons & aponeuroses
Ischemic Heart Disease
THIS LIST IS STILL BEING ADDED TO !
CONTACT THE VA FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION !