Saturday, September 21, 2013

Vets discuss Agent Orange: 'It's still killing us'

"We’re looking at a multi-generational issue"” West added. “It doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon.”

The focus, said Joe West, president of V.E.T Inc., a veteran’s support organization, is “making sure all of these people are telling their offspring,” of the possible effects of the chemical on them and speaking loud enough to actually have something come from it and to show that there are options for help.

West, a Vietnam veteran, said the fact is that now, children and grandchildren are turning up with birth defects as a result of their parents’ close exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam.

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