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Vietnam and Chemical Warfare

Tuesday 28 January, 6.30pm
New Theatre, East Building 

In America's war on Vietnam, the US forces sprayed 72 million litres of chemicals on areas of south Vietnam from 1961 to 1971. The chemicals, which included Agent Orange contaminated with Dioxin, caused many thousands of deaths and abnormal births. Today in Vietnam there are estimated to be nearly one million victims of Agent Orange, and the effects are going into the third generation.

Battles Poison Cloud, a new documentary on the use of chemicals and the affect this warfare has had on the Vietnamese people and the land, will be shown at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 28 January.

The documentary includes interviews with Professor Le Cai Dai, Vietnam's leading expert on this issue, Arnold Schecter, professor of environmental studies at the University of Texas, and Wayne Dwernychuk, vice president of Hatfield Communications, Vancouver, Canada.

A questions and answers session with Len Aldis, secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society, will follow the showing.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. 


To reserve a press ticket, please contact Dzung Nguyen, president, LSE Vietnamese Students' Society, on 07789 540630 or Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060, email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

20 January 2003