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Agent Orange. By: Jaden ,Angele, ayari , tayma. Background. Originally used to kill weeds 1943 Arthur Galston tested it on soy beans Found that a lot of the chemicals caused defoliation 1943 –us department of army began studying the effects of airial spraying to destroy enemy food supply.

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background
Background

Originally used to kill weeds

1943 Arthur Galston tested it on soy beans

Found that a lot of the chemicals caused defoliation

1943 –us department of army began studying the effects of airial spraying to destroy enemy food supply

effects on health
Effects on health

Birth defects in humans and livestock

Genetic defects

Skin diseases

Various types of cancers

ecological effects
Ecological Effects

City development = slums

In soil= into food chains (biomagnification)

Ecological equilibrium is destroyed

Loss of tree cover, reforestation is nearly impossible due to pioneer species moving in

(ex: bamboo)

Loss of animal species

goal of using agent orange
Goal of using agent orange

Defoliate rural and deforested land

Forced draft urbanization = increase in civiliansmoving into (us dominated) cities

Guerilla would be deprived of cover, food