WLP’s executive director has been working on the Agent Orange/dioxin issue for more than a decade, and found that there was no website that combined all aspects of this very complex and controversial issue in one place. Many of the websites addressing this issue contained outdated or inaccurate information or focused on only one aspect of the story.
AOR was developed with funding from the Ford Foundation to remedy this situation by providing, in an objective way, the complete story of this tragic toxic legacy of the Vietnam War as it has impacted the United States, Vietnam, and other areas of the world where dioxin-contaminated herbicides were used, manufactured or stored.
The staff of WLP make every effort to verify each item placed on the website for accuracy and/or will put the item in the proper context so that the visitors to the site receive as full an understanding of the issue as possible without bias. If you see any errors, inaccuracies or other information that you feel cannot be verified, or if you question its accuracy, please contact WLP at email@example.com to express your concerns. Please also feel free to submit any suggestions, news articles, reports or other relevant information pertaining to Agent Orange by joining the Forum.
The Agent Orange Record’s mission, therefore, is to provide accurate and unbiased information in order to inform the public policy community, academics, students and scientists, veterans, spouses and children of veterans, non-governmental organizations and foundations, and the general public about the ongoing health and environmental impacts of the use of Agent Orange, and other dioxin-contaminated herbicides used during the Vietnam war and in other areas of the world. In addition to providing information, AOR aims to foster constructive dialogue on the impacts of these toxic herbicides in order to help find a solution to their on-going health and environmental effects. AOR also aims to encourage others to actively get involved in this issue by providing their expertise, their time or their money to help the many organizations who are working to address this issue as it impacts Americans, Vietnamese and many others around the world where Agent Orange/dioxin has left its destructive legacy.
Similarly, the mission of the War Legacies Project, the organization behind AOR, is to focus on the long-term impacts of war to develop a fuller understanding of the costs of war, increase public understanding of these costs, foster public dialogue about the impacts of war and conduct programs that help mitigate the impacts of war at home and abroad. Currently, WLP’s work is primarily focused on the long-term health and environmental impacts of the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. WLP also works to address the on-going impacts of unexploded ordinance.
What our mark symbolizes: Enough Agent Orange was sprayed to blanket ¼ of a country.
“Our mission is to provide accurate, unbiased information about the ongoing health and environmental impacts of Agent Orange, and other Dioxin-contaminated herbicides.”
War Legacies Project Executive Director Susan Hammond on how she became an Agent Orange justice champion.