Category: Birth defects

Agent Orange Extension is a Band-Aid

Agent Orange Extension is a Band-Aid Agent Orange, a chemical herbicide containing Dioxin, utilized to defoliate the jungles of Southeast Asia has come to be known as the deadly herbicide deployed by the United States. Agent Orange is a known toxin linked to multiple health conditions to those directly exposed. Direct exposure constitutes literally breathing,… Read more »

Agent Orange Awareness Remembering Our Navy Veterans

October is Agent Orange Awareness Month. COVVHA wants to honor the many Vietnam Veterans who have passed away from Agent Orange related ailments or who are currently in a battle for their lives. Today we send our love to the family of Paul E. Layfield.  Please remember Mr. Layfield’s  fellow sailors by supporting S. 681 Blue… Read more »

Agent Orange Awareness

October is Agent Orange Awareness Month. COVVHA wants to honor the many Vietnam Veterans who have passed away from Agent Orange related ailments or who are currently in a battle for their lives. Today we send our love to the family of Aaron James Ausland.  Please remember Mr. Ausland’s  fellow sailors by supporting S. 681 Blue… Read more »

Agent Orange Small Victories

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Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015 S.2082. passed the Senate, House, and was signed by the President September 30th, 2015. Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA) wants to take a moment to update everyone on a very busy week for us. As many know the Agent Orange Act of 1991 was set to expire… Read more »

DNA Damage May Play a Role in Gulf War Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Unexplained chronic fatigue, muscle pain and problems with thinking are experienced by a quarter of Gulf War veterans, and new research suggests exposure to DNA-damaging chemicals may cause this condition, known as Gulf War Syndrome. Previous studies have suggested that the symptoms stem from a malfunction of mitochondria,… Read more »

FOIA documents reveal hot spots, fish kills and toxic dumps on Okinawa military base

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BY JON MITCHELL SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES SEP 29, 2015 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE Following an 18-month scuffle under the Freedom of Information Act, the Pentagon has released records detailing serious contamination on Okinawa base land slated soon for return to civilian use. The FOIA release is believed to be the first time such… Read more »

Agent Orange Act Extension Stalls

Agent Orange Act Extension Stalls your help is needed immediately Call the Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Ralph Abraham (La.) Capitol Hill office (202-225-8490) to explain that the AOA expires September 30, 2015 and ask that the bill be approved immediately. Congressman Tim Walz (Minn.) recently introduced the FRA-supported “Agent Orange Extension Act,” (H.R. 3423) which would… Read more »

Support Extension of Agent Orange Act (HR 3423)

Support Extension of Agent Orange Act (HR 3423) Take Action! Time is Running Out for Agent Orange Act Congressman Tim Walz (MN) recently introduced the Fleet Reserve Association-supported “Agent Orange Extension Act,” (H.R. 3423) which would extend by two years the original sunset deadline of the Agent Orange Act of 1991 to ensure that Vietnam… Read more »

Agent Orange Steeped in Discrimination

Agent Orange Steeped in Discrimination Vietnam Veterans still struggle to make sense of the toll their military service has taken on their children and grand children. Many Veterans who are ailing from Agent Orange related illnesses still want answers to why their children who were born after their service have birth defects or illnesses and… Read more »

STOP AGENT ORANGE ACT’S TWILIGHT NOW

H.R. 3423 is currently in the hands if the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs. If the Agent Orange Act of 1991 is allowed to expire, there will be no new ailments added to presumptive exposure list. It is set to expire September 30th, 2015. It’s Monday morning and before I go to work, I… Read more »