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Media coverage of Agent Orange widens its scope

Published on: August 5, 2019

Filed Under: Connections to Today, Legacies: Agent Orange, Radio

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In Public Radio International’s The World broadcast of July 24, 2019, host Marco Werman interviews Susan Hammond with the War Legacies Project about the health effects of Agent Orange still experienced by people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos today, generations after the American war in VietNam.

The PRI broadcast follows a July 20, 2019 article published in The Atlantic, “The U.S.’s Toxic Agent Orange Legacy,” that addresses sidestepping of the issue in neighboring Cambodia and Laos. Susan Hammond is quoted in this article as well.

Of course, long-time Agent Orange justice activists will remember when it was taboo to discuss the effects of Agent Orange on American veterans and their progeny, let alone on the Vietnamese. Media stories that widen our view and deepen our understanding of the toxic effects of the VietNam war, and other wars, are needed and appreciated. Let’s keep peeling that onion.

One Response to Media coverage of Agent Orange widens its scope

  1. David Yelk says:

    I am a Vietnam Veteran Marine. I have heard the second and third generation children can be affected by A/O. With this in mind and the fact that women transfer more disease and illness to children, what? if anything is being done for Donut Dollies who served in Vietnam through the Red Cross. The Dollies and their children should also be considered. I would like to know if anything can be done about this and if so what and how.

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