Operation Ranch Hand

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Agent Orange

    and was similar to DDT that was banned in 1972. DDT and Dioxin moved through the food chain in similar ways, carnivores for example would have a higher concentration of DDT in them as the eat many smaller animals with traces of chemicals. Dioxin accumulated in the body and if a mother was exposed, her offspring would be at risk because the defoliant moved through the blood stream. Agent Orange didn’t only affect health but it also affected the land that was sprayed in Vietnam. From 1962 to 1971 Agent Orange was being sprayed in a aerial program called “Operation Ranch Hand”. Agent Orange was also spray in other ways such as out of trucks, airplanes, helicopters, and backpack sprayers targeting vegetation. During Operation Ranch Hand more than 19 million gallons of herbicides were sprayed. Many combinations of herbicides were used but Agent Orange was the most prevalent and was stored in 55-gallon drums. Over all, Operation Ranch Hand sprayed over 4.5 million acres of land in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Agent Orange left a large impact on the environment, leaving over 4million acres of land unusable. “-about 36 percent of the total mangrove forest area - and damaged some 500,000 acres of rice and other crops”(Make Agent Orange History). The ecological balance of soil had been destroyed and would take centuries to get the normal flora and nutrients back into the soil. The mangrove forest is one of the places that was the most severely damaged where dominate tree and shrubs of…

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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up In A Vietnamese Family

    important because it provides a guide on how to ask the right question in the context of big data, health, and ethics. Looking further into the careers that involved working extensively in biostatistics, public health stood out because it allowed me to pursue a health career while applying my strengths in abstract thinking and problem solving. Everything finally clicked when I connected my family’s history with the work I was doing in school. I reflected back on my life and began to think again…

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  • Agent Orange Herbicide Essay

    On January 12th 1962, the US 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…

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  • Agent Orange: The Psychological Effects Of The Vietnam War

    War there were various herbicides that were used, but the most common of them being Agent Orange. Agent Orange was one of three herbicides composed of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. The usage of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin was eventually discontinued due to its toxicity and later proven ability to cause cancer in living cells and birth defects. Agent Orange was given its name due to the orange stripe on the 55 gallon drum it as well as the…

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  • Agent Orange Vietnam Case Study

    specifically to be used in “combat operations.”…

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  • Homesteading In Montana

    were many stipulations and processes in order to make homesteading possible. From families, wives, operations and much more led into the boom. “The ready available of free or inexpensive land and the new methods of dry farming made the Montana homestead boom possible” (Malone, Roeder and Lang 238). “Three important factors gave the rise to the Homestead Boom in Montana: the dry land farming system of agriculture, the availability of large tracts of land either free or at low prices, and the…

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  • Far West Disadvantages

    becoming more difficult for people to acquire land in the West for there is not that much left. As more people come to the West and obtain land to farm on and start their own profitable labor, more and more of that beloved land is being taken. Therefore, as more Indians, Spanish, Chinese immigrants and white settlers migrate to the west and get jobs and secure their own plot of land, more and more of that land will be in the possession of the vast amount of new settlers. For that reason, Turner…

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  • Myth Of The Frontier Analysis

    One of the great mysteries of the modern world is why and how America became such an economic and democratic success. The most salient explanation for this distinctive economic and democratic success of America is the Myth of the Frontier. As debatably the lasting of American myths, with roots in colonial times and a commanding enduring presence in modern culture, the Frontier Myth instilled Americans with the ideas of the perennial rebirth, fluidity of life, new opportunities, and continuous…

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  • Role Of Maria Mitchell In The Odyssey

    How can three different people from different times and backgrounds be the same? Maria Mitchell, Shane, and Odysseus are all heroes in some way. Maria Mitchell was the first independent woman to find a comment using a telescope. Shane came into a town and had to save the people who help him out. Odysseus went on many adventures to make it home after twenty years and take back his kingdom and wife. They do not seem to share many qualities, but they do. Before you can compare these heroes’…

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  • Speech On Stand Analysis

    The lyrics of this song have these words in it. “If you fail, get up and keep going.” Face it, in life, there are people who want to see you fail; don’t let them win. Failure is one step towards success. It may seem like a step in the wrong direction but, “You get mad, you get strong, you wipe your hands, shake it off then you stand.” Bumps in the road are inevitable and moments when you ask “Why me?” or “Why now?” happen, but these are the moments when you really have the potential to do…

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