03 Mar '12, 11am

Agent Orange Still Used In the U.S. | Care2 Causes

Agent Orange Still Used In the U.S. | Care2 Causes

Agent Orange, or 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid), used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War, is nasty. It is linked to cancer, cell damage, severe hormonal disruption, reproductive problems and birth defects. Invented during World War Two, 2,4-D is one of the oldest legally available pesticides on the market. Unfortunately, 46 million pounds of it are still used every year in the U.S. It is in weed-and-feed products, plus used for agricultural purposes. 2,4-D is detected in drinking water and as a contaminant in surface water and groundwater. It is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a hazardous air pollutant and by the state of California as a toxic air contaminant. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit in federal court against the EPA on February 23 for failing to respond to a 2008 petition to cancel all registration...

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