Agent Orange

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE AGENT ORANGE ASSOCIATION

THE GROWING SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHEMICAL SPRAYINGS ON CFB GAGETOWN AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES FROM 1956 TO 1984

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Agent Orange is a herbicide and defoliant chemical, primarily used during the Vietnam War by the United States military. It was named after the orange stripe on the barrels in which it was stored. Agent Orange contained the toxic compound dioxin, specifically TCDD (2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin), which is known to be extremely harmful to human health and the environment.


Over one billion grams of Agent Orange, Agent Purple and Agent White were sprayed on CFB Gagetown and surrounding communities from 1956 to 1984 consisting of 3.3 million litres and kilograms of Dioxin, Picloram, 2,4-D + 2,4,5-T, and Hexachlorobenzene


Despite its effectiveness in clearing dense vegetation, Agent Orange had devastating consequences. Exposure to dioxin has been linked to a range of health issues, including various cancers, birth defects, neurological disorders, and skin conditions. Its persistent effects continue to impact both Vietnamese civilians and American veterans who were exposed to it during the war.


The extensive use of Agent Orange in Vietnam led to widespread environmental contamination, affecting soil, water sources, and vegetation. This contamination persists today and continues to pose health risks to local populations and ecosystems.

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Vietnam military begins clean-up of highly toxic Agent Orange residues
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AGENT ORANGE TOWN HALL MEETING

Miami, Florida, USA - January 2, 2022: Consulate General of the Dominican Republic (Consulado Dominicano En Miami) in Miami, Florida, USA.
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This picture shows the Agent Orange Association of Canada Inc's. display table as you entered the convention room. Donations were made and very much appreciated because we are a non-profit association and this helps us to continue the fight for a Full Judicial Public Inquiry, medical testing for all and compensation to all affected by the chemical spraying of Code Names Agent Orange, Purple 3 times as deadly and Agent White.


This picture shows that the convention room was full. Roughly 130 people plus lots of media. We truly appreciate everyone who was able to come to the meeting and share their stories and ideas!



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PETER STOFFER, NDP Member of Parliament, working with Agent Orange Association of Canada Inc. and other Agent Orange Groups to obtain a Full Public & Judicial Inquiry into the Chemical Poisionings of CFB Gagetown & Surrounding Areas.

2,4-D Is Killing Me

One of the Agent Orange Association of Canada's mandates is to provide information and education to the general public about the use of pesticides and herbicides. It is part of our mission statement which we have all sworn to uphold.


What is 2,4-D?

2,4-D is a moderately persistent chemical with a half- life between 20 and 200 days.Unfortunately, the herbicide does not affect target weeds alone. It can cause low growth rates, reproductive problems, changes in appearance or behaviour, or death in non-target species. 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid is one of the most common and most toxic herbicides used on US and Canadianlawns and gardens. 2,4-D has a notorious past. It was one of the two chemicals in the defoliants Agent Orange and Agent Purple. It was also one of the two chemicals in Agent White. These carcinogenic herbicides were heavily used during the Vietnam War and now the Vietnamese population and Vietnam war veterans are haunted by the horrific effects of these herbicides, including miscarriages, birth defects, and cancer. Presently, 2,4-D is one of the top five herbicides used most frequently by professional lawn care applicators.


AN ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN DISASTER

The Agent Orange Association of Canada Inc. is committed to obtaining full disclosure and accountability from our Governments, both past and present. The spraying of over three million litres and kilograms of the carcinogenic herbicides, Agent Orange, Agent Purple and Agent White on CFB Gagetown and surrounding civilian communities from 1956 to 1984 has been covered up for decades. 


The phrase "Delay, Deny - Until You Die." has become the Governments' philosophy 


Over one billion grams of 2,4-D, 2,4,5-T, Picloram, Dioxin and Hexachlorobenzene were sprayed over less than 181,000 acres during this time, poisoning hundreds of thousands of military troops and civilians by direct exposure or substantial spray drift. 


Our Government has told us that 315,000 Canadian troops were trained in the chemically soaked training area during the period of 1956 to 1984.

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The picture below, 40 miles wide and 60 miles long, was taken by satelliite in 2007 of the training area and surrounding communities, shows the defoliation damage that still exists after more than 40 years.

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