The Legacy of Chemical Warfare
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Agent Orange was the code name for a chemical defoliant used by the United States military in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The chemicals used contained dioxin - the most toxic chemical known to science and has caused birth defects in hundreds of thousands of people. Even today, over thirty five years after the war, children are born with conditions including deformities, Spina Bifida, blindness, cancer, without limbs and severely handicapped. Between 1962 to 1971 an estimated 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed over Southern Vietnam alone.