15. Agent Orange: Health and Environmental Issues in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

  1. Arnold Schecter
  1. Susan Hammond1 and
  2. Arnold Schecter2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch15

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hammond, S. and Schecter, A. (2012) Agent Orange: Health and Environmental Issues in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, in Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition (ed A. Schecter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    War Legacies Project, Chester, VT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470605295

Online ISBN: 9781118184141

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Keywords:

  • Agent Orange, on U.S. Vietnam Cambodia, Laos veterans;
  • dioxin contamination and “HOT SPOTS”;
  • “Agent Orange Problem,” and mitigation efforts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of Military Use of Herbicides

  • Exposed and Potentially Exposed Populations in Vietnam

  • Dioxin Contamination and “Hot Spots”

  • Early Studies

  • Postwar International Research Cooperation

  • Dioxin “Hot Spots”

  • Mitigation Efforts

  • Remediation at the DA Nang Base

  • U. S. Government Support at DA Nang

  • Bien HOA and its Airbase

  • PHU Cat Airbase

  • Agent Orange in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

  • Health Impacts of Agent Orange/Dioxin

  • Veterans and Agent Orange

  • Vietnamese and Health Studies

  • Support for Vietnamese Believed to be Affected by Agent Orange/Dioxin

  • Conclusions

  • References