Birth defects from fathers exposure to Agent Orange

Birth defects from fathers exposure to Agent Orange

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Faith Rothfuss started this petition to Vietnam Veterans of America and

Bringing awareness on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Vietnam veterans and their children born with birth defects from their fathers exposure to the defoilient Agent Orange who are not covered by the Veterans Administration.

The men that went to Vietnam to serve their country that were lucky enough to come home were exposed to lethal amounts of the defoilient Agent Orange. This has caused numerous health issues that have been found to effect their children and research is saying that the effects can reach out to 7 generations.

We are fighting for the children of the Veterans that have medical conditions that the VA does not acknowledge. Here is a list just to name a few: bilateral hip dysplasia, neuropathy,Neurofibromatosis, polyradiculopathy, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, type 2 diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, AL amyloidosis, chronic B-cell leukemia, 

Approximately 2.6 million veterans served in Vietnam.  Statistically 3-6% of all children are born with some kind of birth defect.  Are these just unfortunate coincidences or has Agent Orange exposure left a legacy of disabilities in Vietnam veterans’ children that may possibly extend into future generations?  There is now an impressive body of scientific evidence showing increases in birth defects and developmental problems in the children of Vietnam veterans and others exposed to dioxin-like chemicals.

Agent Orange was a combination of two defoliants, 2-45T and 2-4D contaminated by dioxin (TCDD), a toxic byproduct of the chemical production process.  Over 19 million gallons of herbicides were sprayed in Vietnam between 1962-1971 to destroy crops and ground cover.  Over 11.2 million gallons sprayed after 1965 were dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange.  Agents Purple, Pink and Green used before 1965 were even more highly contaminated with dioxin.

Please join us to right a 40+ year injustice to these veterans and their families. 

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