Accession Number : AD0774749

Title :   The Effects of Herbicides in South Vietnam. Part A. Summary and Conclusions.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C COMMITTEE ON THE EFFECTS OF HERBICIDES IN VIETNAM

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 406

Abstract : In the course of the war in Southeast Asia, herbicides were utilized on a large scale for military purpose, predominantly for defoliation of dense forest so as to permit detection of enemy military and supply units, and to lesser degree for crop destruction and a variety of other purposes. The study examines the toxicity of these chemical agents; the damage they caused in the health of the population; the social, psychological and economic effects; as well as the damage caused in forests, vegetation, agricultural crops,, fishes and other animal life.

Descriptors :   *South Vietnam, *Herbicides, *Defoliation, Defoliants, Toxicity, Health, Population, Contamination, Fishes, Vegetation, Forests, Damage, Ecology

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE