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defoliant

di foh lee uhnt

  • n  a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off

  • Critics charge that the Centers for Disease Control sabotaged an investigation of the defoliant's effects on Vietnam veterans.
  • Though the Agent Orange case had been dragging on for more than eight years, Feinberg was able to reach a $180 million settlement between the toxic defoliant's manufacturers and .
  • Reversing previous findings, experts link Hodgkin's disease, among others, to the Vietnam-era defoliant.

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