Agent Orange was an herbicide used by the U.S. military to kill shrubs and plants during the war in Vietnam. Some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed over South Vietnam at up to 50 times the concentration recommended for killing weeds. About five million acres of forests and crops were destroyed and an estimated 4.5 million Vietnamese and hundreds of thousands of American soldiers were exposed.
Thirty-five years after the war, harmful effects of Agent Orange/dioxin are still being felt by millions in Vietnam, including children. But this is a humanitarian concern we can do something about.
Join us for a Web Forum to hear from leaders from the public health, disabilities, political and religion arenas who recently traveled to Vietnam to learn more about the issue, and find out how you can get involved.
Sponsored by the Public Health Institute.
Prior to participating in the Web Forum, we encourage you to watch a short (2-minute) video on the issue at www.makeagentorangehistory.org
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Suzanne Petroni, PhD
Vice President for Global Health
Public Health Institute
Charles Bailey, PhD
Director, Agent Orange in Vietnam Program
The Aspen Institute
Bob Edgar, PhD
President and CEO
Retired Member of Congress from Pennsylvania
Pat Schroeder, JD
Retired Member of Congress from Colorado
David Morrissey, MPS
US International Council on Disabilities