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Agent Orange and Navy Veterans

The House of Representatives is reviewing whether Vietnam War sailors exposed to Agent Orange can qualify for federal benefits.  The Department of Veterans Affairs his steadfastly claimed Navy veterans who served on large ships like aircraft carriers in the South China Sea were exposed to Agent Orange.  This could result in disability-benefits for sailors with cancers and diseases associated with exposure to the Agent Orange.  Dioxin is the chemical ingredient used in the herbicide during the Vietnam War.

Other veterans have receive disability.  Navy veterans continue to be denied with the specious claim that they were not exposed, a claim virtually no one believes.  Navy veterans were likely exposed to Agent Orange through their drinking water on board ships.  Planes disbursed Agent Orange as an herbicide over Vietnam’s dense jungle and forest and winds carried the chemicals out to the ocean.  Some of the sailors loaded planes with Agent Orange.