CHAPEL HILL - A new study supports the possibility of an association between Agent Orange and development of a form of leukemia in Vietnam veterans' children but stops short of establishing a direct connection. Agent Orange was the infamous herbicide sprayed extensively in Vietnam to defoliate leafy jungles and eliminate hiding places for enemy troops. Estimates are that the spraying may have boosted the risk of the rare illness, which chiefly strikes in infancy or early childhood, by between 70 percent and 300 percent, researchers say.
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