Decades after the end of the war, a health care crisis persists.
40 years after the fall of Saigon the physical scars of the Vietnam War remain. Cancers, birth defects and chloracne are a part of life for thousands of Vietnamese and Americans. Health experts blame Agent Orange, a powerful herbicide the US military sprayed across Vietnam as part of its herbicidal warfare program. So what’s being done in response to this health crisis?
On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Ngo Thanh Nhan @ngothanhnhan
Chuck Palazzo @chuckp
Vietnam veteran and Agent Orange activist
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