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    Genetics of Toxic Chemicals

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    What do we know about genetic effects of toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange and DDT?

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    Let us first discuss Agent orange: Agent orange was one of the color-coded rainbow herbicides used by The US against Vietnam as a chemical warfare. It was sprayed in about a 10th of Vietnam in the 1960's up to 1971. But its genetic effects are still felt today. It contains dioxin which is both a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and mutagenic ...

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    The expert determines how we know about genetic effects of toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange and DDT.

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