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Old Yesterday, 08:45 PM
 
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I have several tee shirts that have made in Vietnam labels. I am worried about agent orange contamination because these are 100% cotton shirts and during the Vietnam war the chemicals have oversprayed onto cotton fields and the products are still contaminated. How will I know if these shirts made in Vietnam are not contaminated with agent orange and other poisonous chemicals that were used in the Vietnam war?
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Old Today, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I have a few polo shirts made in Vietnam and I never had any problem. Note that Vietnam in my experience though does run a little smaller than other countries for the same brand. My Made in Vietnam polos run somewhat smaller than my Made in India polos.
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Old Today, 10:28 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Burnley, the Vietnam was ended almost 45 years ago. I think you'll be safe.

Can you say "paranoid?"
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Old Today, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Studies show that dioxin reservoirs are still present in Vietnam and it is making its way into the food chain.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...45653501003009

I'm not sure about potential buildup in cotton plants; most of the studies have been of animals. Good question though.
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Old Today, 11:16 AM
 
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Actually, Vietnam continues to suffer the effects of the TCDD dioxin, and fishing is prohibited in certain areas because the waterways are still contaminated from dioxin runoff. There are also numerous dioxin "hot spots." The current health issue is one of eating plants, animals and sea food that are in danger zones. I don't think the processed cotton will give you any ill effects.
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Old Today, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I bought a hat when I was in Mexico that was made in Vietnam. That was 10 years ago and it hasn't rotted my head yet. It is a nice hat.
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