Human Health Impact of Agent Orange
THERE ARE MANY WAYS FOR DIOXIN, THE TOXIC CONTAMINANT IN AGENT ORANGE, TO WREAK HAVOC ON THE HUMAN BODY.
Various illnesses and birth defects are some of the many human health impacts of exposure to Dioxin, a toxic contaminant in Agent Orange, used during the U.S. war in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and elsewhere around the world where the chemical herbicides were manufactured, used, and stored. Read on to learn more about the public health impact of Agent Orange and the controversies, as well as politics, that have long obfuscated this important discussion on human health:
Even while Dioxin is a heavily studied toxic substance, its full impacts on human health are still not well known. Dioxin’s impacts on human health have either been studied through epidemiological studies of exposed human populations or through animal studies ...
Human Reproductive Impacts
The issue of whether or not Dioxin causes birth defects in humans is still debated. What is clear, however, is Dioxin causes birth defects in animal studies, across all species studied. The herbicide 2,4-D has also been shown to be teratogenic in some studies ...