Friday, September 9, 2011

Rotary speakers target Vietnam's lingering Agent Orange

It's time to try and undo the damage the chemical continues to cause, said Bailey.
Bailey told the crowd how the chemical that causes birth defects, cancer and other illnesses is still prevalent in soils and waterways in Vietnam, where 28 Agent Orange "hot spots" have been identified.
Since that time, the United States has spent about $40 million to help those living with disabilities caused by Agent Orange. Another $36 million has come from foundations and other sources.
"Agent Orange affected all it touched," Bailey said.

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