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  1. 1. Agent Orange By: Mark, Andy and Dennis
  2. 2. What is Agent Orange? <ul><li>Agent Orange is a herbicidal defoliant </li></ul><ul><li>Named for the orange band on the 55 gallon drums it was shipped in </li></ul><ul><li>Used to destroy the NLF cover in the jungles of Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 20million gallons dropped on Vietnam from 1961-71 </li></ul><ul><li>Part of operation Ranch Hand </li></ul>
  3. 3. Operation Ranch Hand <ul><li>Herbicidal warfare program employed in Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Agent Orange was the most commonly used among the “Rainbow Herbicides” </li></ul><ul><li>The plan was by using the herbicides it would reduce the cover of the Vietcong forcing them in to open combat </li></ul><ul><li>The herbicides would be sprayed from airplanes and helicopters </li></ul>
  4. 4. Herbicides <ul><li>Used to kill the foliage of plants </li></ul><ul><li>Made with a chemical called Dioxin </li></ul><ul><li>Now dioxin studies have shown that it makes those exposed to it in high doses more susceptible to cancer and other viral diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Of all the herbicides used in Vietnam only the least used contained no dioxin </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Rainbow Agents <ul><li>There are six agents all together; orange purple, pink, green, blue, and white </li></ul><ul><li>Only the first four contain Dioxin. Blue and white were made of a different compound </li></ul><ul><li>The map shows how much of each was used in what province of Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>(the type of agent is represented by its first letter) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Manufacturers of Agent Orange <ul><li>Dow Chemicals- </li></ul><ul><li>Monsanto </li></ul><ul><li>Diamond Shamrock Co. ,Hercules Inc., Uniroyal Inc., T-H Agricultural & Nutrition Company, and Thompson Chemicals Corporation . </li></ul>Statement by Dow Chemicals
  7. 7. Lawsuits <ul><li>Since the 80’s there has been Vietnam Vets suing the manufactures of Agent Orange </li></ul><ul><li>The largest settlement for the Veterans was in 1984 for 180 million dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate that out its 1,200 for only the most effected Vets </li></ul>
  8. 8. Agent Oranges Effect on Vietnam <ul><li>1 million victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam. </li></ul><ul><li>In villages sprayed by defoliants they have 2.4 % birth defects compared to the national average of .6%. </li></ul><ul><li>10% of Vietnam had been sprayed by defoliants. </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam has rehabilitation centers such as Friendship Village , </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;Agent Orange.&quot; Wikipedia . 21 May 2008. Wikimedia. 19 May 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Agent Orange and Other Chemicals.&quot; Digger History . 21 May 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Agent Orange.&quot; 15th Field Artillery Regiment . 31 July 2007. Landscaper.Net. 19 May 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Agent Orange Information.&quot; Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb, P.a. 19 May 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander, Paul. &quot;Agent Orange Effects Still Being Felt 25 Years After End of Vietnam War.&quot; Common Dreams . 23 Apr. 2000. 22 May 2008 <>. </li></ul>