by Sharon L. Perry
I, once again, am dismayed by things people write about the rainbow herbicides. I think, this late in the game, it it s bit ridiculous to try to squirm out of the obvious which is agent orange, an herbicide used in Vietnam, contained dioxin and dioxin is a known carcinogen.
The author of this article, by the way -I have no clue who that is either, has stated the following inaccurate statement:
The herbicides contained potentially cancer-causing dioxin.I think it has been established that dioxin, a known human carcinogen, was contained in the herbicides used or at least was a component of agent orange.
Just check the links I provided above to find the proof necessary. The first is a news release from NIH that gives the history behind how dioxin finally was listed as a known human carcinogen. By the way, that means it is known to cause cancer!!
The second is from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. What other branch of the US federal government is better equipped to state that dioxin was a component of agent orange, an herbicide used during the war and sprayed in Vietnam.
So please, authors everywhere, print the truth about agent orange and dioxin!! I think agent orange victims deserve nothing less than the truth.
Agent Orange Legacy