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How do I go about accessing the records of herbicide (Agent Orange) spraying during the Vietnam War?

Published: 03/06/19 | Updated: 03/19/19

For information on Agent Orange-related diseases, exposure locations, veterans benefits, and resources and reports, please visit the following Veterans Affairs Public Health website at: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/.

The history of Operation RANCH HAND in Vietnam has been thoroughly documented. Many historical records are also available online through the Special Collection Initiative of the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, at: http://www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll/findaids/agentorange/index.htm.

In December 2006, the DOD published a report titled "The History of the U.S. Department of Defense Programs for the Testing, Evaluation, and Storage of Tactical Herbicides." This report, available at https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a534602.pdf, provides an official compilation of locations and dates outside of Vietnam where the department used herbicide agents, including Agent Orange, as well as locations and dates where DOD personnel were likely exposed to these agents.