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    Agent Orange In Vietnam

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    Agent Orange Having spent 10 weeks in Vietnam, I felt a personal connection to Agent Orange as well as the effects it had on the country. This connection is what motivated my research and my desire to bring attention to the subject. Agent Orange was an herbicide used during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. It was used by the United States military who intended to gain an advantage in the war by spraying the chemical over the dense jungles of Vietnam. The military hoped that this would deprive the Viet Cong of hiding places, reducing their chances of winning the war. The original purpose of Agent Orange was solely to defoliate the jungles of Vietnam, however, there were many unintended harsh side effects of the chemical. This was a global problem…

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    Agent Orange Nursing

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    coverage under the Agent Orange Act that had been developed in 1991. This act was developed for the veterans who are disabled with health conditions directly linked to the exposure of Agent Orange. Advocates of Veteran’s rights enabled the enactment of this bill, which allows nurses to offer better care to Agent Orange patients. Nurses become patient advocates every day when they put on their uniform and offer care to patients. They will fight for their patient to make sure they receive the best…

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    Essay On Agent Orange

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    while as many as 2 million people are suffering from cancer or other illness." The U.S. used Agent Orange as a strategy to open up the Vietnam jungle so tanks and APC's could take part in operations. When the U.S. sprayed Agent Orange, they didn't realize how much it would effect U.S. soldiers, the Vietnamese people, and the Vietnam environment. Agent Orange caused many diseases like AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, and Hodgkin's Disease. Many Veterans and Vietnamese people from the…

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    Air force launched Operation Ranch Hand. This operation called for the use of over 19 million gallons of Agent Orange to be dumped on to the forests in Vietnam to expose the Viet Cong soldiers below. Not only did vast amounts of foliage die, but the chemical lead to birth defects, cancer, and skin rashes for soldiers and civilians who came in contact with it. Operation Ranch Hand Initiated.) Many still argue today that Agent Orange was not linked to these health issues. Due to the extreme…

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    Agent Orange is a herbicide and defoliant chemical, one of the tactical use of Rainbow Herbicides. It is widely known for its use by the U.S military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It is a mixture of equal parts of two herbicides,trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, and dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. In addition to its damaging environmental effects, the chemical has caused major health problems for many individuals who were…

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    starvation and poverty. What happened? The answer was simple, Agent Orange. During the Vietnam War, new chemicals called defoliants were being used as a tactic for military purposes. One of the most common defoliants used was called Agent Orange. These defoliants were used as harmful chemical herbicides to denature the trees and the land of Vietnam and Laos from 1961 to 1972. Agent Orange had a large impact environmentally and medically creating a burden that would remain with us forever. Agent…

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    Agent Orange Vietnam Essay

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    The Legacy of Agent Orange (Final Draft Essay) Vivid images of children with extra limbs, without eyes, and covered in red irritated skin are the product of Agent Orange and use of tactical herbicides during the Vietnam war. During the height of the Vietnam war the U.S. Military conducted a wide-ranging program of defoliation. Herbicidal weapons were developed to destroy the forest and jungle cover used by the enemy North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong Guerrilla troops. However, after the Vietnam…

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    Agent Orange Many powerful people throughout time have made immense impacts in the world. People such as Martin Luther King; a man who influenced millions in the Civil Rights Movements and Bill Gates; a multi-billionaire who gives huge amounts to charities. King and Gates will go down in history as vital people who made the world a better place. Can you think of anyone else like these two? I know one person for sure will make that honorary list next to those people. He is loud, proud, has a lot…

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    Chandler Bridges May 14, 2015 Agent Orange “One Significate Ghost" In war, the first prerogative is that you must be able to find the enemy. During the Vietnam war, the United States utilized a group of herbicides which became known as the “Rainbow Herbicides" (Murray 2005) These chemicals, prefixed with "agent" named for their color, were stored in 55 gallon metal barrels with a simple, color-coded strip to designate the contents, of all the "agents", Agent Orange was the most extensively…

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    “I have no future, no happiness” (“Eating, Drinking, Touching, Breathing, Nursing, Conceiving”). Do Duc Diu, a father who lost twelve out of his fifteen children from the effects of Agent Orange expresses how Agent Orange has changed the meaning of his life. The effects of Agent Orange are horrific. Any where from 2.1 million to 4.5 million Vietnamese citizens have been exposed from the time of spraying the dioxin-contaminated herbicide ("Health Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin"). It has been…

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