The list of health risks Agent Orange may cause has potentially added two more: heart disease and Parkinson’s. The findings are early and more tests are needed to definitively say there is a link. It’s difficult to say exactly what types of problems agent orange caused, because those exposed to the toxin have reacted differently. (Different bodies, different reactions.)
Other diseases linked to Agent Orange include leukemia, prostate cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and birth defects in the children of veterans who were exposed to the toxin. About 20 million gallons of Agent Orange were used between 1962 and 1971 during the Vietnam War.