Agent Orange was the code name for a chemical defoliant used by the United States military in Vietnam during the Vietnam War to deny the Viet Cong cover. The chemicals used contained Dioxin – the most toxic chemical known to science and has caused serious birth defects in hundreds of thousands of people. Even today, over thirty years after the war, children are born with awful conditions including deformities, spina bifida, blindness, cancer, without limbs or severely handicapped.
During 1962 to 1971 an estimated 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed over Southern Vietnam alone. To date, the Vietnamese victims have received no compensation from the US government or corporations responsible for the manufacture of the chemicals.