Agent Orange is a herbicide that was widely used by the US military during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It was primarily used to clearLearn More
Agent Orange Exposure
According to the VA’s “American Wars Fact Sheet”, the Vietnam War was official from 1964-1975. However, in 1961, a deadly herbicide was developed by the Monsanto Corp earlier than the official start of the war. Its intent was to remove foliage and vegetation but its effects on human troops were unprecedented and utterly devastating. During the Vietnam War, the United States Military utilized almost 20 million gallons of defoliants and herbicides in what was part of Operation Ranch Hand. In the ongoing years, many of our nation’s veterans who served in Vietnam have suffered and are continuing to suffer from serious medical conditions that they were not expecting given their medical and family history. Skin lesions, unexplained cancers, Diabetes Type II, and more. In this section of our blog, you will learn about Agent Orange’s origin, its chemical breakdown, where it was sprayed, and what medical conditions are officially recognized by the VA as being related to Agent Orange exposure. Most importantly, we also discuss which veterans are eligible for these benefits and what you can do as an eligible veteran to get the VA benefits you deserve.
Here are our top 10 Agent Orange blogs:
- Why Was Agent Orange Used? | VA Benefits
- How To Get Agent Orange Benefits!
- Agent Orange Diseases and Symptoms Breakdown
- Second Generation Agent Orange Symptoms!
- VA Claims for Parkinson's Disease and Agent Orange
- 2020 Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Update
- Agent Orange Exposure and C-123 Aircraft
- Agent Orange Back Pay and Effective Dates
- Agent Orange Exposure in Thailand
- What are Defoliants? | VA Disability Benefits
VA Disability Rating for Agent Orange & List of Presumptive Conditions (2023 Updated)
Agent Orange was an herbicide that the United States military used during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange exposure is associated with a number ofLearn More
Getting the VA Disability Benefits You Deserve for Hypothyroidism: A Comprehensive Guide
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck, just below the “Adam's apple.” It's part of the endocrineLearn More
Agent Orange Babies: The Effects of Agent Orange on Veteran’s Offspring
Introduction Agent Orange is a herbicide used by the US government in the 1960s, 1970s, and during the Vietnam War. It contains dioxin, a toxicLearn More
Agent Orange Compensation Back Pay: Does the VA Owe You?
If you have recently received a favorable decision from the VA on your Agent Orange claim, you may think that the long fight with the department ofLearn More
Agent Orange Diseases and Symptoms Breakdown!
Agent Orange exposure is strongly associated with a variety of health problems. These presumptive diseases of Agent Orange exposure can range from theLearn More
Hypertension, Agent Orange, and the PACT Act
Passed into law in August of 2022, the Honoring our PACT Act piece of VA legislation added hypertension to its list of diagnoses presumed to be causedLearn More
Was Agent Orange Used in Panama?
Over the last several decades, the devastating impact caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other dangerously toxic herbicides during the Vietnam WarLearn More
How Agent Orange Causes Colon Cancer
Agent Orange is a herbicide used by the United States military during the Vietnam War. Unfortunately, many soldiers returning from the war haveLearn More
VA Disability for Parkinson’s Disease and Agent Orange
If you are a former military service member living with Parkinson’s Disease, you may be eligible for disability compensation through the United StatesLearn More
Ischemic Heart Disease and Agent Orange
For several years, the VA has acknowledged that veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 were likely exposed to tacticalLearn More
VA Disability for Agent Orange Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer-related deaths in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, aboutLearn More