(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) During the Vietnam War, United States aircraft sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicides, including dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange, on the country’s rain forests, wetlands, and croplands. A new article from the University of Illinois and Iowa State University documents the environmental legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam, including hotspots where dioxin continues to enter the food supply.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/uoic-tbo022719.php