Agent Blue: The unknown Rainbow Agent
Agent Blue was used from q962 to 1071. A total of 2,166,656 gallon were dumped on rice paddys. Agent Orange was developed to kill the jungle canopy but does not work well on narrow leaf plantt like rice. So Agent Blue was developed to kill rice and deny the enemy a major food source. Unlike Agent Orange and all the other "Rainbow" agents, which use dioxin and the major componentn Agent Blue uses arsenic. This stuff lives forever and can cause problems years later. See the article below.
This information came from Loana Hoylman, a contributing editor for T VVA Vereran online.
Agent Orange and other health issues
Information about Agent Orange: its effects, treatments and what you can do about it.
Some VA documentation on Agent Orange:
- Agent Orange Newsletter: 2017
- Agent Orange and Cancer
- Agent Orange
- Agent Orange Guide from the VVA
- Veterans Diseases:
- New Hope At Stage4 An article from AARP about newt treatments for some head and neck, lung, bladder and metastatic melanoma cancers, as well as Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Liver Flukes An article on liver flukes which may be aquired from eating fish in Vietnam. Signs can wait decades before being noticed. By the time symptoms show up, the paitent is in severe pain and often is given just a few months to live. It is worth checking it out with your VA doctor as the VA is studying the issue.
Sleep and CancerGetting a restful night’s sleep is a challenge for many cancer patients. Pain from the cancer itself, fatigue and discomfort from chemotherapy, and medication side effects are just a few of the things that make sleep elusive for cancer patients. Worse, not getting enough sleep weakens the immune system and can exacerbate symptoms or negative side effects.
An increasing amount of research has found links between poor sleep and several cancers. Keep reading to learn what the latest research suggests about the connection between cancer and sleep, and how you can get better sleep if you’re undergoing cancer treatment.
Addiction ResourcesMany men and women who have bravely served our country are sadly left with painful memories they wish they didn't have. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to deal with these thoughts, especially PTSD. Luckily, there are resources available to help.
Other Veterans health issues:
VA Medical Care. If you have not signed up yet, do so now.
Some info on the VA claims process:
- Mesothelioma.NET - A website with info and resources for veterans with mesotheloma cancer.
- Mesothelioma Guide- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides several different compensation, benefits and assistance options to veterans who develop mesothelioma, many of which are available regardless of whether the veteran's mesothelioma is service-related.
- Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com
- Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Help Now