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aidrocsid  ·  1462 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Agent Orange: A Chemical Cocktail That Killed a Countryside & Scarred a People

My Dad was in Vietnam and they sprayed loads of it right around where he was. He said they flew over and sprayed this stuff, didn't tell anybody what it was. Within the next few days, as he describes it, the whole jungle turned black and died around them. He's got diabetes from it and it may well be a factor in my asthma and allergies. Bad stuff.




steve  ·  1461 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    He's got diabetes from it and it may well be a factor in my asthma and allergies.

it's scary to think of how little we understand about the long term effects of this. I don't know biology well enough to understand the consequences here... maybe that's why it freaks me out.

thenewgreen  ·  1461 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have a friend whose father was in Vietnam and he currently has multiple myeloma. It has been shown that this can be a result of agent orange exposure.

Best of luck to you and your father, I am sorry to hear of your health concerns.