1961–1971

Popular Science - - WEAPONS DETECTIVES -

Dur­ing the Viet­nam War, the U.S. drops the her­bi­cide Agent Or­ange to de­stroy jun­gle canopy that hides North Viet­namese troops. Sci­en­tists later dis­cover it con­tains a poi­son that ac­cu­mu­lates in body fat; it has been tied to can­cers, birth de­fects, and other ill­nesses in more than 3 mil­lion peo­ple from its use there.

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