Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Herbicide test and storage areas in FL during Vietnam.

These are the diseases associated with AO exposure and the locations where these herbicides were tested or stored in FL. . if you are vet and were at one of the locations in this article during your service, you can file a Veteran Affairs claim for disability if any of the following medical conditions have developed.
If are a civilian or vet who lives near one of the locations in this article, you may have the basis for a federal tort that could be filed in the nearest federal district court. You can represent yourself in a federal court or try to find an attorney who has represented clients in federal court.
Avoid ambulance chaser attorneys who have never presented a case in a federal court. Federal court procedures are more rigorous than state or municipal courts.
  • AL Amyloidosis
    A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemias
    A type of cancer which affects white blood cells
  • Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
    A skin condition that occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
    A disease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body’s inability to respond properly to the hormone insulin
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
    A malignant lymphoma (cancer) characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and by progressive anemia
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
    A disease characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the heart, that leads to chest pain
  • Multiple Myeloma
    A cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in bone marrow
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue
  • Parkinson’s Disease
    A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle movement
  • Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset
    A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of herbicide exposure.
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
    A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
  • Prostate Cancer
    Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among men
  • Respiratory Cancers (includes lung cancer)
    Cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or mesothelioma)
    A group of different types of cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissues

Orlando, Fla., at Army Grove Air Force’s Tactical Center
March 14, 1944, April 12, 1944
Ammonium thiocynate, zinc chloride, sodium nitrate, sodium arsenate, sodium fluoride.
The purpose was to determine means of accomplishing defoliation of tropical forest vegetation by application of a chemical agent.
Marathon, Fla.
March 21-23, 1944
Zinc chloride, ammonium sulphamate, ammonium thiocynate.
The purpose was to determine means of accomplishing defoliation of tropical forest vegetation by application of a chemical agent. Spraying was done here.
Near Lake George, Fla.
Spring 1944
Zinc chloride
The purpose was to determine means of accomplishing defoliation of tropical forest vegetation by application of a chemical agent. Spraying here.
Orlando, Fla., and Cocoa, Fla.
Ammonium thiocyanate and zinc chloride
Tests were conducted in 1944 by the Army in Orlando and Cocoa areas of Florida to determine the value of ammonium thiocyanate and chloride as marking and defoliation agents.. They were conducted initially at ground level and later from aircraft.
Bushnell Army Air Field, Fla.
February 1945
LN *phenoxy
Small plot experiments were commenced to test the effectiveness of LN agents. Various trials were done under contract with the USDA, aided by personnel at Camp Detrick, Md. Here, it was aerial spray experiments on potted plants.
Bushnell Army Air Field, Fla.
February-April 1945
2,4-D and its ammonium salt
Trials, performed by Chemical Warfare Service personnel from Camp Detrick, Md., tested the practicability of severely injuring or destroying crop plants sprayed from smoke tanks mounted on tactical aircraft.
Avon Air Force Base, Fla.
February-April 1951
butyl 2,4 D
Trials were conducted at Avon Air Force Base by U.S. Army Chemical Corps with personnel of the Air Force and Navy to determine the practical effectiveness of spraying pure anticrop agents from at low volume from aircraft. C-47 and Navy XBT2D-1 aircraft with various nozzles were used.
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
November-December 1952
2,4-D, 2,4,5-T: 143 and 974, respectively
Two trials. Chemical Corps: Concerned with basic fundamental work, using 2,4-D, Air Force: Concerned with evaluating prototype large capacity spray system for aircraft installation using 2,4,5-T, primarily. Used 3 atomizing nozzles: Bete Fog Nozzles, Whirljet Spray Nozzles, and Fogjet 1.5F50.
Avon Park Air Force Base, Fla.
Spring 1954
butyl 2,4-D, butyl 2,4,5-T, Isopropyl 2,4-D
Series of tests were conducted to study the behavior of chemical anticrop aerial sprays when released from high-speed jet aircraft. The Navy F3D jet fighter was used with Aero 14A Airborne Spray Tanks to disperse the anticrop agents.
Jacksonville, Fla.
July 18-21, 1962
Agent Purple, Fuel Oil, Mix
The HIDAL was used successfully on an H-34 helicopter to spray herbicidal materials. Therefore, it had not been calibrated previously. Spray tests were performed to do so. This was done under order by OSD/ARPA.
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., C-52A test area
Agent Orange (1962-68), Agent Purple (1962-68), Agent White (1967-70), Agent Blue (1968-70)
Capt. John Hunter discussed vegetation changes and ecological studies of the two-square mile test area which had been sprayed with herbicides over the period 1962-70.
Apalachicola National Forest near Sophoppy, Fla.
May 3-8, 1967
Basic desiccants and Agent Orange, Agent Blue
During the period of December 1966 through October 1967, a comprehensive short-term evaluation was conducted by personnel from Fort Detrick’s Plant Science Lab in coordination with contract research on formulations by chemical industry and field tests by USDA and the University of Hawaii.
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
June 11, 1968-Sept. 12, 1968
Agent Orange, Bifluid #1, Bifluid#2, Stull Bifluid
A spread factor study was performed by the Army to correlate the spherical drop sizes of Agent Orange and Stull Bifluid defoliants. It involved development of new techniques to determine spread factors over an extended range of drop sizes. A spinning cup drop generator was used.
Two areas in Florida and Georgia, one in Tennessee
Bromacil, Tandex, monuron, diuron, and fenuron
In 1968, emphasis was given to soil-applied herbicides for grass control. Applications were made by a jeep-mounted sprayer on small plots or by helicopter on larger plots.


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