Reports

Chemical Spraying as Reported by Refugees from South Vietnam

Science  25 Aug 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4050, pp. 710-712
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4050.710

Abstract

Ninety-eight refugees who had been exposed to chemical sprays in South Vietnam were interviewed in Hanoi. Most reported effects on eyes and skin and gastrointestinal upsets. Ninety-two percent suffered fatigue, prolonged or indefinite in 17 percent of cases. Reports of abortions and monstrous births in sprayed humans and animals and of substantial numbers of deaths among fish, fowl, and pigs were also given.

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