Nobody in the United States has been exposed to the herbicide 2,4,5-T since 1979.
If 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T were so toxic, one would assume the most exposed cohort, members of U.
During the decade of the 1970s, from the banning of DDT in 1972 through the controversy over the herbicide 2,4,5-T
and its associated dioxin contaminant at the end of the decade, Dow would fight these "coercive utopians" and their vision of a government more responsive to the health and ecological concerns of ordinary Americans.
At the time it was sprayed, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) was an unintended contaminant from the production of 2,4,5-T
, and was present in Agent Orange and other formulations sprayed in Vietnam.
was contaminated with dioxins during the production.
In this cheerfully titled article intended to help the forest landowner rid the woodlot of diseased, defective, and weed trees, an easy and inexpensive alternative to the age-old "armstrong" system of axe and saw is proffered: basal bark spraying with a mixture of herbicide 2,4,5-T
and fuel oil.
It was a mixture of the herbicides 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T
and also contained dioxin generated during formulation of 2,4,5-T
Research on the health effects on Agent Orange has focused on one particular 2,4,5-T
contaminant, with relatively little attention paid to 2,4-D and its contaminants.
However, he assures us that we needn't consider exposure to 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T
- the principal components of Agent Orange - among those risks.
Various formulations were used; most were mixtures of the phenoxy herbicides 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T
Products made from the latter include 2,4,5-T
, a popular herbicide that was a component of Agent Orange.