For decades since the ending of the U.S. war in Vietnam, the issue of Agent Orange-Dioxin has been mired in controversy and complicated by widespread outdated or inaccurate information. Furthermore, major efforts that have attempted to address the many toxic legacies of Agent Orange have been limited in their scope and focus.
Agent Orange Record was developed with funding from the Ford Foundation to provide an objective and comprehensive account of the toxic legacies of Agent Orange in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the U.S. and other areas where Dioxin-contaminated herbicides were used, manufactured or stored.
Agent Orange Record’s mission is to provide accurate and unbiased information in order to inform the public policy community, academics, students, scientists, veterans, their spouses and children of veterans, as well as non-governmental organizations, foundations and the general public about the ongoing health and environmental impacts of Agent Orange and other Dioxin-contaminated herbicides.
In addition to promoting greater understanding, Agent Orange Record aims to foster constructive dialogue on the impacts of these toxic herbicides and help find a solution to their on-going health and environmental effects from the U.S. war in Vietnam and other areas of the world. We thus encourage others to get involved actively in this issue and help organizations already working to address this issue.
Similarly, the mission of the War Legacies Project, the organization behind Agent Orange Record, 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 mitigate the impacts of war at home and abroad.
Currently, War Legacies Project’s work is primarily focused on the long-term health and environmental impacts of the use of Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance (UXOs).
Agent Orange Record is a project of the War Legacies Project, a not-for-profit organization that works to address the long-term health, environmental and socio-economic impacts of war.
What our mark symbolizes: Enough Agent Orange was sprayed to blanket ¼ of a country.
War Legacies Project Executive Director Susan Hammond on how she became an Agent Orange justice champion.