Scroll down to page 7 and the start of the article 'Insecticide Deceit' by Dr John Mordike. It covers off the unrestricted use of chemicals including Dieldren and Chlordane within the 1 ATF Nui Dat base by the 1st Aust Hygiene Company. It makes for salutatory reading.
Both Dieldren and Chloradane are rated 'Extremely Toxic' and in 2001 delegates from 120 countries meeting in Stockholm signed an international treaty banning them along with another ten other chemical compounds described as 'persistent organic pollutants which are the most dangerous of all manufactured products and toxic wastes and which cause fatal diseases and birth defects in animals and humans'.
Vietnam veterans have long argued they were exposed to a toxic environment outside the Nui Dat base as a result of aerial spraying. This article would suggest they were more at risk back inside the 1 ATF base.
I know Lord Egbut has very firm views about our supposed exposure to Agent Orange and the like and I would welcome his (and others) take on these latest revelations.
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