Accession Number : ADP004038

Title :   The Epidemiology and Toxicology of Agent Orange,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Wolfe,W. H.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An estimated 107 million pounds of herbicides were aerially-disseminated on three million acres in South Vietnam from January 1962 through October 1971. Approximately 94 percent of all herbicides sprayed in Vietnam were 2,4-D (56 million pounds or 53 percent of total) or 2,4,5-T (44 million pounds or 41 percent of total). The 44 million pounds of 2,4,5-T contained an estimated 368 pounds of the toxic contaminant, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD or dioxin). Currently, there are no epidemiologic data associating TCDD with any long-term health effects in humans other than intermittent Chloracne; however, while there is no evidence validating serious long-term health effects, neither is there strong evidence for lack of effect.

Descriptors :   *Toxicology, *Herbicides, *Dioxins, Epidemiology, Vietnam, Physiological effects, Health, Statistical analysis, Medical research, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE