Overexposed: How veterans can get help for toxic chemical poisoning

Over the past several years The Bee has permitted me to rant about the long-term effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans, their children and grandchildren.

I am grateful, but I have been neglectful in sharing the full story of how our servicemen and women, and their families, have been exposed to an inventory of toxic chemicals the “rainbow herbicides” of Vietnam are only a part of.

For 35 years ending in 1985, Marines and their families who worked and lived at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were exposed to two highly toxic chemicals that leeched into drinking water supplies for the base.