Sunday, March 17, 2013
Agent Orange Affects Some Maine Army Guard Troops
A recent newspaper article details the problems Maine Army Guard troops are suffering from due to exposure to Agent Orange at a Canadian training base. For many years Canadian officials used a number of chemical herbicides and defoliants at the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in New Brunswick to keep the vegetation down - allowing troops to train. One of these defoliants was Agent Orange. Maine Army Guardsmen are convinced that the high level of kidney cancer, diabetes, and other health problems among their ranks have been caused by their exposure to Agent Orange at Gagetown. Read more on this issue here in the Maine Sunday Telegram (March 17, 2013).