Lessons learned from the legacy of military toxins

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During the Vietnam war, the use of a defoliate known as agent orange was supposed to affect vegetation not soldiers, but it made them sick and serious health conditions resulted in a long fight for recognition and compensation. Gulf War vets also had to fight the military over health problems linked to military toxins. What’s changed since these illnesses came to light?

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HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Ric Davidge – Vietnam Veteran
  • Bill Bartee – Vietnam Veteran
  • Statewide callers

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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