Book ID: CBB579236627

Agent Orange: The Failure of Science, Policy and Common Sense (2022)


Alvin L. Young (Author)

Springer Nature

Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 310
Language: English

This book tells the story of Agent Orange, its usage and the policies that surround it. Agent Orange contains a contaminant known as TCDD. It was the most widely used defoliant from 1965 – 1970 and became one of three major tactical herbicides used in Vietnam. More than 45 major health studies were conducted with Vietnam veterans from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea seeking a relationship between veterans’ health and TCDD. Allegations of birth defects in the families of Vietnam veterans and the Vietnamese represented a case study in propaganda and deliberate misinformation by the government of Vietnam. The Policies of the US Government implemented by Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) identified 17 recognized associated presumptive diseases that failed the tests of “cause and effect” and common sense. This book tells the story of Agent Orange, its usage, the health studies and those policies from a diverse range of perspectives, delving into science, statistics, history, policy and ethics. It is of interest to scholars engaged in history, political and social philosophy and ethics.

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Authors & Contributors
Martini, Edwin A.
Amat, Jean-Paul
Tran, Thao
Pirot, Françoise
Vuic, Kara Dixon
Aso, Michitake
Histoire & Mesure
Science Technology and Society
Journal of Military History
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
War and Society
Air Power History
Osprey Publishing
Johns Hopkins University Press
Columbia University Press
University of Massachusetts Press
Georgetown University
Brandeis University
Vietnam War
Science and war; science and the military
Technology and war; technology and the military
Medicine and the military; medicine in war
Chemical warfare
Tôn-Thất, Tùng
Carson, Rachel Louise
Nixon, Richard M.
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century, early
20th century
United States
United States Air Force (USAF)
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
United States. Army
Monsanto Corporation

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