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It was the dioxins that contaminated agent orange and these are thought to be responsible for many of the ill health effects.
In other words, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD)
There is some preliminary study that indicates an increased risk of gout with dioxin exposure.
There is not enough evidence for it to go onto the VA list.
But scant evidence does not mean no association, it means not enough study.
And in fact preliminary studies are concerning:
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