Agent Orange

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Agent Orange is the name of a specific blend of herbicides used during the Vietnam era. The military sprayed millions of gallons on trees and vegetation that provided cover for enemy forces.

Some Vietnam-era Veterans were exposed to these herbicides.  Learn how Veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides during military service, including outside Vietnam.

VA and many other government departments and agencies have conducted research studieson the possible health effects of Agent Orange exposure on U.S. Veterans.

VA has recognized certain cancers and other diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure.  Veterans, Veterans’ children and survivors may be eligible for compensation benefits for these diseases and health care benefits.

For more information please visit the VA’s Public Health website about Agent Orange.

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