|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:10:06 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, HEALTH: Survey of Vietnam vets|
Reducing the haze on Agent Orange By BRIAN WALKER Coeur d'Alene Press (ID) June 4, 2012Dick Phenneger is on a mission to assist his fellow Vietnam veterans and their families.
The Post Falls man, who served as an Air Force pilot and started a nonprofit called Veterans Services Transparency, has launched a North Idaho survey of Vietnam vets in hopes of increasing awareness about those who were exposed to the Agent Orange herbicide during the war.
"We're doing this survey to get the word out on exactly what happened to these guys and gals so we better understand," said Phenneger, who has a background as a business analyst.
Agent Orange was later discovered to be contaminated with a toxic dioxin compound that resulted in deaths, illnesses and birth defects. The herbicide was intended to defoliate forest, depriving guerrillas of cover.
Phenneger said all Vietnam veterans in the region - regardless of whether they believe they were exposed to the herbicide during combat or not - are encouraged to participate.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/ article_320588d6-3860-5374-94f7-1a9eb4749a32.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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