Support Victims of Agent Orange Exposure

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Agent Orange is a dangerous herbicide that was used throughout the duration of the Vietnam War to kill foliage and forests so American troops could see the Viet Cong, the Vietnamese soldiers. There were about 20 million gallons of Agent Orange released during the war. Agent Orange was proven, many years later, to have negative health effects, like cancer, birth defects, and severe neurological problems to those who were exposed.

I am here to urge you to support H.R. 334, the Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2017. The main goals of this bill are to provide individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange with better relief assistance like medical care, home care equipment, and caregiver trainings, and to amend the problems associated with Agent Orange exposure like Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, respiratory cancer, and other chronic medical conditions.

I urge you to support Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act because over 50 years later, men and women are still putting their lives on the line to defend our country. There will be thousands more veterans who will need better medical treatment and services to regain a sense of autonomy and dignity, but first we must start acknowledging that there are veterans who need our help now!

 



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