from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A herbicide containing trace amounts of the toxic contaminant dioxin, used in the Vietnam War to defoliate areas of forest.
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- proper noun a
herbicideand defoliantused by US forces in Vietnam.
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- noun a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The reason it was called Agent Orange is it was stored in barrels that had an orange stripe on them.
Each day, I hear more disturbing news about Monsanto, the maker of Round-Up and the agricultural company that has been polluting the world with various poisons for decades with products such as Agent Orange and industrial coolants known as PCB's.
That action followed a report from the National Academy of Sciences that found "limited/suggestive" evidence of an association between the chemicals used in herbicides during the Vietnam War, such as Agent Orange, and type 2 diabetes.
(The VA has controversial rules regarding Agent Orange to determine who is eligible for care and compensation.)
Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and in 1984 helped settle a dispute between Vietnam War veterans and chemical companies that produced Agent Orange.
At the Da Nang airport, America left deposits of Agent Orange that contained the deadly dioxin in amounts over 365, 000 parts per thousand [ppt] --- the parallel contamination in most industrialized nations is less than 12 ppt.
The DoD drapes their denial with the American flag -- while hiding beneath their crooked smile -- vats of mustard gas, Agent Orange and depleted Uranium masked in red, white and blue lies.
Being an eye witness over the years to the post-war emotional and physical toll of Vietnam service, I can honestly say that I am glad that the Agent Orange presumptive list has been expanded but puzzled by the secretary's comments about veterans deserving "timely decisions."
Clinton said the United States would do more to help Vietnam overcome the effects of Agent Orange, an herbicide used by the United States during the war that is associated with certain cancers and birth defects.
He put a value on the footage of John F. Kennedy's assassination, mediated disputes about the use of Agent Orange, and handled the compensation for families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the Virginia Tech shootings.