Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service

may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including disability compensation for

diseases associated with exposure. Your dependents and

survivors also may be eligible for benefits.
"Agent Orange" refers to a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed in the

jungles of Vietnam and around the Korean demilitarized zone to remove

trees and dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover.

Herbicides were also used by the U.S. military to defoliate military facilities in the U.S.

and in other countries as far back as the 1950s. VA and federal law presumes

that certain diseases are a result of exposure to these herbicides.

This "presumptive policy" simplifies the process for receiving compensation

for these diseases since VA foregoes the normal requirements of proving

that an illness began during or was worsened by your military service.
A Veteran who believes he or she has a disease caused by Agent Orange exposure

that is not one of the conditions listed below must show an

actual connection between the disease and herbicide exposure during military service.


Agent Orange  Herbicide  Dioxin

Vietnam  Korea  Elsewhere



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Veterans & Agent Orange  Update 2012 

The committee reviewed all relevant literature published between October 2010 and

September 2011 and integrated the new findings with the previously assembled

epidemiological data on each health outcome assessed with respect to 

exposure to the chemicals constituting the herbicides used in Vietnam,

including the dioxin contaminant 2,3,7,8-TCDD. The single new conclusion

was that there is limited or suggestive evidence of a scientifically

meaningful association of stroke with exposure to the chemicals in question. 


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Alvin Young Agent Orange Collection 
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