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Basic Brochure
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Dr. James R. Clary, a former senior scientist at the Chemical Weapons Branch (Air Force Armament Development Lab in Florida) writes:

When we initiated the herbicide program in the 1960s, we were aware of the potential for damage due to dioxin contamination in the herbicide. We were even aware that the military formulation had a higher dioxin concentration than the civilian version due to the lower cost and speed of manufacture. However, because the material was to be used on the enemy, none of us were overly concerned. We never considered a scenario in which our own personnel would become contaminated with the herbicide. And, if we had, we would have expected our own government to give assistance to veterans so contaminated.”

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© P.J. Griffiths, Magnum.

The story of Mai Giảng Vũ, Tuổi Trẻ Daily, September 10, 2005

 

Agent Orange Research Papers

  1. Executive Summary of the Decision of the International Peoples' Tribunal of Conscience in support of the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange - May 18, 2009.
  2. Congressional Research Service: Report for Congress: Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange and U.S.-Vietnam relations, Order No. 34761 - May 2009, previous version November 21, 2008
  3. Dioxins and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Environmental Health Perspectives, by Olivier Humblet, Linda Birnbaum, Eric Rimm, Murray A. Mittleman, and Russ Hauser. Vol. 116 (November 2008): 1443-1448. See also the html version.
  4. Elevated sister chromatid exchange frequencies in New Zealand Vietnam War veterans in Cytogenetic and Genome Reseach by R.E. Rowland, L.A. Edwards and J.V. Podd. Vol. 116 (May 2007): 248-251.
  5. Health status of Army Chemical Corps Vietnam veterans who sprayed defoliant in Vietnam in American Journal of Industrial Medicine (p 875-884) by Han K. Kang, Nancy A. Dalager, Larry L. Needham, Donald G. Patterson Jr., Peter S.J. Lees, Katherine Yates, Genevieve M. Matanoski .Published Online: 27 Sep 2006 . DOI: 10.1002/ajim.20385
  6. Dioxin hot spots in Vietnam by L. Wayne Dwernychuk, Short Communication in Chemosphere 60 (2005): 998-999.
  7. Agent Orange/Dioxin hot spots -- a legacy of U.S. military bases in Southern Vietnam, by L. Wayne Dwernychuk, Hoang Dinh Cau, Christopher T. Hatfield, Thomas G. Boivin, Tran Manh Hung, Phung Tri Dung and Nguyen Dinh Thai. Hatfield Consultants, Paris. 2005.
  8. The Agent Orange Dioxin issue in Viet Nam: A manageable problem, by LW Dwernychuk, TM Hung, TG Boivin, GS Bruce, PT Dung, LK Son, CT Hatfield, NT Dung, JA Allan, DD Nhu, PV Thuc, DJ Moats, and L Borton. Short paper submission to the 26th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (DIOXIN 2006).
  9. Levels of 2,3,7,8-TCDD in blood from Agent Orange sprayed locations in Vietnam, by A Schechter, HT Quynh, O Papke, TR Harris, A Musumba and JD Constable. Short paper submission to the 26th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (DIOXIN 2006).
  10. Study on variation of some biological factors such as genetics, immunology, biochemistry, hematology in patients with high risk of exposure to Dioxin (Vietnamese version), by Nguyen Van Tuong, Phan thi Phi Phi, Nguyen Van Nguyen, Trinh Van Bao, Van Dinh Hoa, Nguyen Thi Hoa, Do Trung Phan, Nong Van Hai, Bach Khanh Hoa and collaborators. Short paper submission to the 26th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (DIOXIN 2006).
  11. Study on diseases related to chemical toxic/Dioxin on Vietnamese veterans, (Vietnamese version) by Le Bach Quang, Doan Huy Hai and Hoang Van Luong (Military Academy of Medicine. Short paper submission to the 26th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (DIOXIN 2006).
  12. Genetic damage in New Zealand Vietnam war veterans--Participant report, prepared by Louise Edwards, Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, New Zealand. July 2006. 39 pp.
  13. Association between Agent Orange and birth defects: systematic review and meta-analysis, by Anh D. Ngo, Richard Taylor, Christine L Roberts and Tuan V. Nguyen, to appear in the International Journal of Epidemiology, March 16, 2006.
  14. Dioxins in Vietnamese, Vietnamese Food and Environment: Potential Relevance of Hot Spots from Recent Findings, by Olaf Päpke (Eurofins-ERGO Research, Hamburg, Germany) and Arnold Schecter (University of Texas, Dallas, USA). September 9, 2005.
  15. The extent and patterns of usage of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam, by Jeanne Mager Stellman, Steven D. Stellman, Richard Christian, Tracy Weber & Carrie Tomasallo, in Nature 422: 681-687, April 17, 2003.

Educational Materials

  1. Cost of the War in Vietnam, from Indochina Newsletter, Asia Resource Center, Special Issue 93-97—The ABC’s of the Vietnam War, © 1996 by Paul Shannon. With updates. April 2000.
  2. Vietnam Annotated Bibliography, prepared and annotated by Prof. Ngo Vinh Long, University of Maine, Maine. April 2000. On the webpage of The Vietnam Peace 25th Anniversary Committee. New York.
  3. Chronology of the Vietnam War and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement in the U.S., Adapted from Appendix A, from Vietnam and America: A Documented History, by Marvin E. Gettleman, Jane Franklin, Marilyn B. Young and H. Bruce Franklin. New York: Grove Press. 1998.

Books

  1. Agent Orange and the War in Vietnam, by Prof Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and University of New South Wales, Australia. Published by Giao Ðiểm, 2005.
  2. L'agent orange au Viet-nam: Crime d'hier, tragédie d'aujourd'hui, edited by Y. Capdeville, F. Gendreau & J. Meynard, Foreword by François Gros. Tiresias editions, Paris, 2005. ISBN 2-91523-23-6. Association d'Amitié Franco-Vietnamienne, 44 rue Alexis Lepère, 93100 Montreuil, France. Email: francovietnamienne.a@free.fr. Price 15 Euros.
  3. Những câu chuyện của nạn nhân Chất độc Da cam/Dioxin – Việt Nam, Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Giới, Gia đình và Môi trường trong Phát triển (CGFED). Hà Nội: Thế Giới. 2004.
  4. Làm dịu "Nỗi đau Da cam": Lương tri và hành động, Quỹ Bảo trợ Nạn nhân Chất độc Da cam, Hội Chữ thập đỏ Việt Nam. Hà Nội: Nhà xuất bản Lao Ðộng. 2003.
  5. Agent Orange in the Vietnam War: History and Consequences, by Prof. Lê Cao Đại, MD of the Vietnam Red Cross Society. Hanoi: 2000.
  6. GI Guinea Pigs: How the Pentagon Exposed Our Troops to Dangers Deadlier than War, by Michael Uhl and Tod Ensign. The book is available for $15.00 postpaid from Citizen Soldier, 267 Fifth Avenue, #901, New York, NY 10016.

Documents and VCDs from Viet Nam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA)

  1. VCD: Chất độc da cam/dioxin và quyền sống của con người (Agent Orange/Dioxin and the Right to Life) [Vietnamese], 32'45" realized by Nguyễn Hoài Nam, VAVA, October 2004.
  2. VCD: Nơi chiến tranh đã đi qua (The place where wars have gone through) [English], 20'20", directed by Lệ Mỹ, from Vietnam National Documentary & Scientific Film Studio. Hanoi, Vietnam. 2005?.
  3. VCD: The paths to justice, [English], 29'45", a film by Lại Văn Sinh, from Vietnam National Documentary & Scientific Film Studio. Hanoi, Vietnam. 2005?.
  4. VCD: Tears in Playground [Vietnamese/English], 26'00", directed by Vũ Chính about the international Friendship Village near Hanoi, Vietnam. 2003.
  5. VCD: The War has passed... The pain remains [English] 37'45", directed by Quốc Anh, from the Vietname National Documentary & Scientific Film Studio. [year?].
  6. VCD: Chuyện từ góc công viên (Story from the corner of a park) [Vietnamese, English subtitled by Diane Fox], directed by Trần Văn Thuỷ & Hồ Trí Phổ. 1996.
  7. DVD: Những mảnh đời bất hạnh [Miserable lives], Golden Fish Production. Script by Dr Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, directed by Le Kim Luc and Le Tri. Contact: 168 Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, tel. +84 8 899 6018, fax: +84 8 518 0979, email: goldenfish@hcm.vnn.vn.
  8. Booklet: Let's Take Action to Alleviate Agent Orange Victim's Suffering, Ho Chi Minh City Office of VAVA, Lang Hoa Binh II Benh vien Phu san, 284 Cong Quynh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel. +1 84 4 848 5065. 30 pp.
  9. Booklet: Nạn nhan chất doc da cam — Noi dau khong cua rieng ai. Ho Chi Minh City Office of VAVA, Lang Hoa Binh II Benh vien Phu san, 284 Cong Quynh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel. +1 84 4 848 5065. 54 pp.

VIDEOs & CDs

  1. The Vietnam War: An Unrecoverable Wound, The Agent Orange Victims Fund www.vnrc.org.vn, The Vietnam Red Cross. Documentary film, 35 minutes. Hanoi: 2001.
  2. Battle's Poison Cloud, Tambuti Films or Journeyman Film 29.3.2004, 53'42", DVD and NTSC.
  3. No Longer Enemies, by Michael Uhl and Tod Ensign. The video, color VHS or DVD, 19.1 min., is available for $15.00 postpaid from Citizen Soldier, 267 Fifth Avenue, #901, New York, NY 10016.
  4. Agent Orange: a personal requiem, a film by Masako Sakata. English, 70 min. The color DVD, contact by email, IPJNET President 1F Aoyama-Nozue Bldg., 2-11-10 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 107-0061, tel. +813-3479-2865, fax: +813-3479-2775.
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