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A child with severe hydrocephalus, or swelling of the brain, caused by a buildup of fluid in the skull is seen in Peace Village ward at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, home for surviving child victims of Agent Orange, the herbicide used by the U.S military during the Vietnam War. According to the United Nations, Agent Orange and its active ingredient dioxin is "one of the most toxic compounds known to humans.". It is claimed that children born to parents exposed to Agent Orange can be stillborn or born with birth defects, including skin disease, mental illness, and deformities. After decades of Vietnam War, effects of Agent Orange still runs silently through generations.

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