Agent Orange was a two-dioxin compound that was used for widespread defoliation in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the 1960s. The Agent Orange compound, TCDD, for dioxin tetrachlordibenzo-para-dioxin, is classified as a level 1 carcinogen, meaning any exposure can cause human cancers. The chemical was banned in the US in 1970, but its effects continue to cause suffering in the.
In a major boost to the rights of veterans who were exposed to contaminated well water at Camp Lejeune, Congress has proposed expansion of Veterans Affairs Department treatment for people who were exposed to the well water. California veteran benefits lawyers agree with this proposal. The proposal is contained in the comprehensive bill HR 1627. The proposal would include Navy.