Did Agent Orange have any lasting environmental effects?



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    Most definitely. It will be centuries before the landscapes that were doused with Agent Orange are restored to their former ecological diversity. The soil has been horribly degraded–nutrient levels have decreased, and without vegetation to protect the soil, increased erosion has swept away topsoil and upset the topography of the region. All of this continues in addition to the human illness across the affected regions. 

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    Without vegetation, the areas sprayed with Agent Orange are much more susceptible to flooding and drought. The forest, which naturally retains water and aids the environment through rainy and dry seasons, no longer exists and thus erosion has occured, as mentioned above. This has had a far-reaching effect on the wildlife and biodiversity of the millions of acres affected as well.

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