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FRD no longer updates the Agent Orange pages of our website.

 For more information about the long term health and environmental impacts of Agent Orange please visit the

War Legacies Project's Agent Orange  website at http://www.agentorangerecord.com

 

 

Painting by Vu ng Huong

Voices for Agent Orange Website

Viet Nam Association of Agent Orange Victims

Vietnamese Victims Lawsuit

Agent Orange News

Conferences and Events

Agent Orange Fact Sheet

Scientific Studies

US Government Policy

Agent Orange in Cambodia and Laos

Agent Orange sites in the United States

Films

Books

Support for Vietnamese

Support for US Veterans

History of Agent Orange

 



Viet Nam Association of Agent Orange Victims

Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) website

Appeal to the American People

Open Letter to the American People from VAVA

VAVA Statement

Lawsuit against the Chemical Companies

International Conference - Hanoi - March 28, 29, 2006


Agent Orange Conferences and Events

Viet Nam Association of Agent Orange Victims International Conference Hanoi, March 28 - 29, 2006

Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam - The Expectations Hanoi, March 16 - 17, 2006

French - Vietnam Friendship Association Agent Orange Conference, Paris March 11-12, 2005

Fundraiser and Film event raises $1500 for the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin  

Letter from Tran Van Thuy, director of The Story from the Corner of the Park


Agent Orange Research and Policy Update Meeting July 8, 2003 in Washington, DC.  Press release

US-Vietnam Scientific Conference on Human Health and Environmental Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxins (Hanoi, March 2002):


Environmental Conference on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (Stockholm, July 2002):

Statement from the Stockholm Agent Orange Conference from July 2002

The Ecological Effects of the Vietnam War, (September, 2002, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven Connecticut)

 


Scientific Studies

 

GENETIC DAMAGE IN NEW ZEALAND VIETNAM WAR VETERANS:Massey University Study  that found that Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange  had a significant levels of chromosomal damage compared to unexposed veterans.

T
he Extent and Pattern of usage of Agent Orange and other Herbicides in Vietnam (as pdf)
Article by Stellman et al. from Nature 17 April 2003.

Video Map of Spraying of herbicides from 1963-1970 developed by Jeanne Stellman, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

 

Hatfield Consultants:

Website: http://www.hatfieldgroup.com

Dioxin Reservoirs in Southern Vietnam- A legacy of Agent Orange - Wayne Dwernychuk et al. Chemosphere 2002

Dioxin Hotspots in Vietnam Wayne Dwernychuk Chemosphere 2005

 

Arnold Schecter Et Al

Agent Orange and the Vietnamese... AJPH April 1995

Recent Dioxin Contamination from Agent Orange in a Southern Vietnam City  JOEM May 2001

A follow-up: High levels of Dioxin contamination in Vietnamese from Agent Orange...JOEM March 2002

Food as a source of Dioxin exposure in the Residents of Bien Hoa City, Vietnam JOEM August 2003

 

US Government Agencies and Research Institutes

National Academies of Science, Institute of Medicine Agent Orange Study

Veterans and Agent Orange Update 2004

Veterans and Agent Orange Update 2002:

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998:

 

EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment:  Dioxin and Related Compounds

 

Dioxin Research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:

 

EPA's Exposure and Human Health Reassessment of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin
 

Air Force Agent Orange Study: http://www.brooks.af.mil/AFRL/HED/hedb/afhs.html


US Government Policy - Information regarding Agent Orange

 

Veterans Administration Agent Orange Information http://www.va.gov/agentorange

 

Summary of Available Information on Use, Testing and Storage  of Dioxin Containing Herbicides. From Department of Defense to Representative Lane Evans

 

Additional DOD Information on use of herbicides outside of Vietnam

 

National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences/US-Vietnam Cooperative Research Program

 

Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Dioxin Research

 

US Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam unclassified Memo on Agent Orange


Agent Orange in Cambodia and Laos by Andrew Wells-Dang

Agent Orange in Laos: Documentary Evidence

Agent Orange in Cambodia: The 1969 Defoliation in Kampong Cham


Agent Orange Films

 

The Friendship Village Directed by Michelle Mason, an award-winning 50-minute documentary about an international group of veterans who built a village in Viet Nam for children with Agent Orange-related disabilities. Available at US Committee of the Vietnam Friendship Village  http://www.vietnamfriendship.org or Bullfrog films http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/fv.html or at

 

 

 

 

 

Friendship Village: A Place of Healing  Directed by William "Bill" Bacon III Focuses on the US veterans who have volunteered at the Vietnam Friendship Village. Available at the US Committee of the Vietnam Friendship Village  http://www.vietnamfriendship.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battle’s Poison Cloud: Directed by Cecile Trijssenaar of Tambuti Films,  Exams the birth defects issue in Viet Nam related to Agent Orange exposure and recent scientific research including research undertaken by Hatfield Consultants Ltd. Available in video stores and on-line book stores such as Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

Da Cam A Vietnamese American returns to Vietnam to document the tales of those who are believed to have been affected by Agent Orange. After three months in Vietnam, he and his camera have successfully captured the beautiful and peaceful images of his home land which greatly contrast the images of the forgotten victims of the Vietnam War, those suffering from Agent Orange. Available from the direct Vu Tran at http://www.dacam.org/contact.html

 

 

 

 

Agent Orange: The Last Battle illustrates the plight of two American Vietnam Veterans (Richard and Tony) who are dealing with life after being exposed to Agent Orange. The Veterans recount stories of being sprayed on and how they survived one war and now are fighting one last battle. The Battle with Agent Orange. Available at http://www.agentorangefilm.com/4436.html

 

 

 

 

 

Distributed by FRD:

 

A Story from the Corner of the Park: Directed by Vietnamese director Tran Van Thuy. A beautifully directed film that tells the story of a Vietnamese family in Hanoi, Vietnam whose children are believed to be affected by Agent Orange. (1996, 50 Min)

 

Vietnam: Where the War has Passed: Directed by Vu Le My of the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, Hanoi . An award winning film about the affects of Agent Orange on Vietnamese Veterans and their children. (30 Min)

 

The Vietnam War: An Unrecoverable Wound produced by the Vietnam Red Cross Agent Orange Victims Fund

 


Books

 

Agent Orange Collateral Damage in Viet Nam - Collection of photos and essays by Philip Jones Griffiths on the health and environmental impacts of Agent Orange in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Purchase a copy from FRD for $40.00 and proceeds will go to VAVA.

 

 

 

 

  Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange - by Fred A. Wilcox  

  Purchase a copy from FRD for $15.00 and proceeds will go to VAVA.

 

 

 

 

 

Agent Orange on Trial - Peter Schuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dioxin War: Truth and Lies about the Perfect Poison - Robert Allen 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trespass Against Us: Dow Chemical & the Toxic Century - Jack Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agent Orange in the Vietnam War: History and Consequences -

Prof. Dr. Le Cao Dai (published in Vietnam)

 

 

 

 

 

       

Disposition of the Air Force Health Study -Committee on the Disposition of the Air Force Health Study - National Academy of Sciences - Available in paperback or downloadable PDF from http://newton.nap.edu/catalog/11590.html#toc

 

 

 

 

 

Dioxins and Health - by Arnold Schecter and Thomas A. Gasiewicz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 (and previous updates) available from the National Academy of Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Support for Vietnamese:

Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA): Formed  at the end of 2003 in Hanoi by a group of Vietnamese doctors and others who have been advocating for more assistance to Vietnamese who are believed to be suffering from exposure to Agent Orange. VAVA is currently suing the US producers of Agent Orange in an Alien Tort Claims Act Lawsuit.

Hue University Office of Genetic Counseling and Disabled Children provides vital assistance to sick and disabled children and their families in Central Vietnam and the Central Highlands including surgery for congenital heart defects and birth defects, education and training for children with disabilities. 

The Vietnam Friendship Village Project  cultivates reconciliation and heals the wounds of the Vietnam War by uniting veterans and caring citizens through international cooperation in the building and support of the Village of Friendship, a living symbol of peace.  There are chapters in the US, Canada, Germany and Australia that raise funds for the work of the Vietnam Friendship Village outside of Hanoi for handicapped children and their families.

The Danang/Quang Nam Fund, Inc an American NGO that provides direct aid to to the poorest of poor in Da Nang City and Quang Nam province in central Vietnam including those who are believed to be affected by Agent Orange. They have been collecting letters of Vietnamese who have been affected by Agent Orange and putting them in an archive on their website.

 

Advocacy Campaigns:

FRD's Agent Orange project: an educational and networking campaign on the long term health and environmental impacts of Agent Orange.  The project links together groups working on the Agent Orange issue in Asia with groups in the US working to make government and corporations accountable for this toxic legacy.  FRD also raises funds for programs in Viet Nam that provide direct assistance to those who have been impacted by Agent Orange.

Vietnam-Dioxin.org Created at the initiative of the young Vietnamese of France and of Vietnam, the Vietnam-Dioxin Collective is a gathering of people and organizations whose goal is to participate in an international campaign of inform public opinion and raise awareness on the continuing effects of the massive use of herbicides and pesticides (of which the infamous "Agent Orange") in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos between 1961 and 1971.

Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign: an initiative of U.S. veterans, Vietnamese Americans and all concerned about peace and justice. The campaign asks that the US government honor its moral and legal responsibility to compensate the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.


Agent Orange Victim's Fund:


The Agent Orange Victim's Fund is used by the Red Cross of Vietnam to provide services to sufferers of conditions brought on by interaction with Agent Orange left by US Military forces in the region.  More information about the fund is available at the Vietnam Red Cross/Agent Orange Victims Fund website: http://www.vnrc.org.vn/. See also the Agent Orange Victims Fund Flyer (pdf).

The Fund for Reconciliation and Development is collecting monies for the Agent Orange Victim's Fund in the US.  For more information about FRD, return to the FRD home page.  Also contact FRD for complimentary copies of our recent newsletters.

Those who donate $50 or more to the Agent Orange Victim's Fund will receive a complimentary video about that Fund.  Otherwise copies of the video are available for $10 from FRD.

Questions about the Agent Orange Victim's Fund can be directed to Susan Hammond, FRD Associate Director at indochina@ffrd.org.

 


Support for American Veterans

There are several other groups in the US who have been working to raise awareness and to provide support for US Veterans who are suffering from the affects of exposure to  Agent Orange. Please contact Susan Hammond at shammond@ffrd.org if you know about others.

Vietnam Veterans of America  Provides information to Veterans about the benefits they may qualify for if they have been exposed to Agent Orange. Advocates for Veterans health issues in Congress.

American Legion Provides information for Veterans and collaborates with Columbia University on epidemiological research of Veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

Order of the Silver Rose Mission is "to recognize the courage, heroism, and contributions of American service personnel found to have been exposed to Agent Orange in a combat zone ... whose lethal exposure to Agent Orange resulted in internal, invisible wounds, which are revealed only by the passage of time."

Quilt of Tears: The Vietnam Agent Orange Memorial Quilt, Agent Orange Victims and Widows Support Network is promoting the crafting of quilts to draw widespread national attention to the plight of the Vietnam Veterans affected by Agent Orange sprayed on them in Vietnam.

Memorial Plaque Project. On November 10, 2004 the project dedicated a commemorative plaque on the grounds of the Vietnam Memorial Wall on the Mall in Washington, DC in honor of Vietnam veterans whose premature death was due to their service in the war but who were not eligible for recognition by having their names inscribed on the Wall. The plaque honors those who died of Agent Orange related illnesses as well as other causes of premature death.


Agent Orange Histories


Operation Ranch Hand history: http://cpcug.org/user/billb/ranchhand/ranchhand.html
 

 


 

Donations, orders for videos and questions can be sent to:

War Legacies Project

144 Lower Bartonsville Rd

Chester, VT 05143
shammond@warlegacies.org

 

 

 

Updated February 2005