by Charles Ornstein
ProPublica, Jun. 23, 2015, 8:00 am
ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are exploring the ways children of Vietnam veterans may be affected by a parent’s exposure to Agent Orange.
The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges that direct exposure to Agent Orange and other defoliants may lead to negative health consequences for veterans. Some veterans’ service organizations, including the Vietnam Veterans of America, have expressed concern that exposure has also led to health issues in the children of veterans.
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