Agent Orange Record was developed with funding from the Ford Foundation to provide an objective and comprehensive account of the toxic legacies of Agent Orange in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the U.S., and other areas where Dioxin-contaminated herbicides were used, manufactured, or stored.
Agent Orange Record’s mission is to provide accurate and unbiased information to inform the general public, the public policy community, academics, students, scientists, veterans and their families, as well as non-governmental organizations and foundations about the ongoing health and environmental impacts of Agent Orange and other Dioxin-contaminated herbicides.
Making Agent Orange History
Watch this short video, made in partnership with the Aspen Institute's Agent Orange in Vietnam Program, to learn more about how our Executive Director, Susan Hammond, became a champion of ending the continuing impact of Agent Orange-Dioxin in Vietnam and one of the world's leading experts on Agent Orange and Dioxin.
Through her organization, War Legacies Project, Ms. Hammond identifies those most in need in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and the U.S., and delivers services to improve their lives through early prevention services, education, home construction, healthcare, and more!
In addition to promoting greater understanding, Agent Orange Record aims to foster constructive dialogue on the impacts of these toxic herbicides and help find a solution to their ongoing health and environmental effects from the U.S. war in Vietnam and other areas of the world. We thus encourage others to get involved in this issue and help organizations already working in this field.
Agent Orange Record’s mission aligns directly with its parent organization’s, War Legacies Project, which focuses on the long-term impacts of war to develop a fuller understanding of the costs of war, increase public understanding of these costs, foster public dialogue about the impacts of war and conduct programs that mitigate the impacts of war at home and abroad.
Currently, War Legacies Project’s work is primarily focused on the long-term health and environmental impacts of the use of Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance (UXOs).