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2013-05-27 23:05:03

The national nonprofit has just published an article on veterans who have gotten a rare cancer called soft-tissue sarcoma because of exposure to Agent Orange. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 Sarcoma Alliance board member Warren Bailey survived the Vietnam War, but he may not survive the cancer caused by his service. Like thousands of U.S. soldiers and millions of Vietnamese citizens, he was exposed to Agent Orange, said Bailey, who enlisted in the Army in 1963 and served in Vietnam...

2012-09-27 10:28:09

Effects could extend to 'great-grandchildren' Since the 1960s, when the defoliant Agent Orange was widely used in Vietnam, military, industry and environmental groups have debated the toxicity of its main ingredient, the chemical dioxin, and how it should be regulated. But even if all the dioxin were eliminated from the planet, Washington State University researchers say its legacy will live on in the way it turns genes on and off in the descendants of people exposed over the past half...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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