SIMON JONESInvestigate Magazine Jan/Feb 2001
|A Vietnamese baby with a deformed ear and mouth resulting from Agent Orange exposure, and skin lesions on another. Photos: BBC|
A BBC documentary on the ongoing effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam shows horrific, startling pictures of children with deformed ears and faces.
It show sickening images of skin abnormalities which look like third degree burns.
A 58 year old woman, who has asked not be named, lived in the area between 1969 and 1976.
When foamy liquid bubbled out from the ground in her garden she was told by Ivon Watkins Dow “not to worry” ...
|Left & Below: Compare these Pictures from new Plymouth with Vietnamese Agent Orange photos|
|Photos: supplied by residents|
“This happened for a long time,” she says. “It would come up out of the soil and reminded me of dishwashing liquid. And it stunk. We just didn't know what it was but were told to forget about it.”