Unfortunately, the waste oil had a dioxin concentration 2,000 times higher than that in Agent Orange.
It is considered among the most toxic chemicals known and is the action compound in the notorious Agent Orange.
The United States used Agent Orange against the North Vietnamese (and in South Vietnam).
powerful defoliant used by U.S. military in the Vietnam War, attested from 1971, said to have been used from 1961; so called from the color strip on the side of the container, which distinguished it from Agent Blue, Agent White, etc., other herbicides used by the U.S. military. Banned from April 1970.
Agent Orange n.
A herbicide that contains trace amounts of the toxic contaminant dioxin, used in the Vietnam War to defoliate areas of forest.
|Agent Orange |
A mixture of equal amounts of two herbicides known as 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, and trace amounts of the toxic contaminant dioxin (a byproduct of the manufacture of 2,4,5-T). It was used in the Vietnam War to defoliate areas of forest.