What is Agent Orange Registry?

What is Agent Orange Registry?

The Agent Orange Registry exam is a free evaluation from which Veterans can learn about possible health problems related to their military service. Participants receive a health exam, including an exposure and medical history, a physical exam, and laboratory tests if needed.

How long does Agent Orange stay in the ground?

Agent Orange has a short half-life of days and weeks after application to vegetation, and has not been found to persist, after 50 years, in the water or soils of southern Vietnam.

Who qualifies for Agent Orange benefits?

You can use the Agent Orange Fast Track Processing System if you are applying for disability compensation for the first time for any of the following conditions:

  • multiple myeloma.
  • prostate cancer.
  • B-Cell leukemias including hairy cell.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • ischemic heart disease.
  • Hodgkin’s disease.

Can Agent Orange be passed on genetically?

Changes in gene expression — whether a gene for a trait is turned on or off — can be passed from one generation to the next, research shows. A 2012 study, for example, showed that gestating female rats exposed to dioxin, a byproduct found in Agent Orange, passed mutations to future generations.

How do you know if you have Agent Orange?

The Agent Orange Registry Health Exam is offered to veterans who have been exposed to Agent Orange. The exam provides a way for veterans to learn more about the potential health effects of exposure and it allows researchers to gather data required to understand exposure illnesses better.

What birth defects are associated with Agent Orange?

By 2017, spina bifida and related neural tube defects were the only birth defects associated with Agent Orange. Plant physiologists first developed herbicides as tools of chemical warfare toward the end of World War II.

How many generations does Agent Orange affect?

The Vietnam Red Cross estimates that Agent Orange has affected 3 million Vietnamese people, including at least 150,000 children. Babies in Vietnam are still being born with birth defects due to Agent Orange—some extremely severe.

  • September 13, 2022