Agent Orange

Information for veterans, their families and others about VA health care programs related to Agent Orange.


20 million gallons of herbicides were used in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 to remove unwanted plant life and leaves which otherwise provided cover for enemy forces during the Vietnam Conflict.  Shortly following their military service in Vietnam, some veterans reported a variety of health problems and concerns which some of them attributed to exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides.  The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a comprehensive program to respond to these medical problems and concerns.  The principal elements of this program include quality health care services, disability compensation for veterans with service-connected illnesses, scientific research and outreach and education.



 Valuable Informational Links

Health Conditions Presumptively Recognized to Date (November 2008)

Agent Orange Poster - May 2004

IOM Identifies Link with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Principi Extends Benefits

Agent Orange General Information Brochure - July 2003

Agent Orange Information Bulletin 10-49 - March 2004 (Espanol)

Veterans Benefits for those exposed to Agent Orange 

Agent Orange Handbook 1302.1 - 2006

Veterans Health Initiative (VHI) Agent Orange

DoD Report on Herbicides Used Outside of Vietnam

Understanding the Impact 40 Years Later