Herbicides in War

Books on Agent Orange Dioxin and the Vietnam War

Herbicides in War: The Long-Term Ecological and Human Consequences

By: Arthur H. Westing

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Pages: 210 pages

Publication: Hardback 1984

Edition: illustrated

Bib ID: 2609874

ISBN: 0-85066-265-6 | 9780850662658


Herbicides, Pollution, Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / General

This volume is the first product of the SIPRI/UNEP programme on ‘Military activities and the human environment’. The programme uses an environmental, rather than a geopolitical, approach to the study of warfare and of military activity in general. Professor Arthur H. Westing, an ecologist known for his work on these issues, was joint organizer of a symposium held in Viet Nam which studied the effects of herbicides used in that country. He has edited the papers, written by world authorities on the issues raised by the use of herbicides, and summarizes their conclusions in his introductory chapter. This book is undoubtedly the definitive work on the effects of the use of herbicides in war.


1. Herbicides in war: past and present Arthur H. Westing

2. Terrestrial plant ecology and forestry

3. Terrestrial animal ecology

4. Soil ecology

5. Coastal, aquatic and marine ecology

6. Cancer and clinical epidemiology

7. Reproductive epidemiology

8. Experimental toxicology and cytogenetics

9. Dioxin chemistry

Appendix 1. Bibliography Arthur H. Westing

Appendix 2. Scientific names of biota

Appendix 3. International Symposium on Herbicides and Defoliants in War: the Long-term Effects on Man and Nature, Ho Chi Minh City, 13-20 January

Appendix 4. Overall Symposium summary Hoàng Dình Câu et al.

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute sipri.org

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