SPH faculty address Agent Orange in Hanoi

August 26, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Sciences Professors Jean Grassman and Franklin Mirer delivered invited presentations at the International Scientific Seminar on “Assessment of the damages of Agent Orange/Dioxin used by the US during the Vietnam War” from 8th-9th August 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Drs. Grassman and Mirer visit the site of the cleanup of the Agent Orange hot spot at the Danang airport

Drs. Grassman and Mirer visit the site of the cleanup of the Agent Orange hot spot at the Danang airport

The seminar was in conjunction with Agent Orange Day marking the 55th Anniversary of the start of spraying during the Vietnam War.

Dr. Grassman’s presentation was titled: “An examination of the plausibility for contemporary human health effects from Agent Orange in Vietnam.” Dr. Mirer’s presentation was titled: “Updated authoritative reviews of Agent Orange-dioxin toxicity.”

Commenting on the event, Grassman and Mirer said “We belong to a US based scientific support group for the Vietnamese Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA). VAVA provides services for disabled children in Vietnam as well as advocating for benefits for victims and for cleaning up the dioxin hot spots left behind. We provide scientific information to supporters, legislators, and veterans based in Vietnam and the US.”