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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Scientists call on VA to study Agent Orange impact in Vietnam veterans' kids

PHOTO: A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during an early snowfall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2018.

A new report calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs to look at the generational impact of male Vietnam veterans' exposure to dioxin -- a component of Agent Orange.
Decades after the Vietnam War ended, the children of soldiers who served say they continue to struggle grapple with the impact of Agent Orange exposure.
The new report, released Thursday by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, specifically looked into generational health effects of dioxin after a special request from the VA.

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