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Traces of Agent Orange are found in food in Vietnam

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.521-b (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:521
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Dioxin from Agent Orange, sprayed by the US military during the Vietnam war, is still poisoning Vietnamese people today, 30-40 years after spraying ended, says Dr Arnold Schecter of the University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas.


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    Hanoi market trader: duck is considered a delicacy

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    He, along with an international research team, collected samples of animals used for food from Bien Hoa City, 35 kilometres north of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Results of their study are reported in the August issue …

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