(04/18/14) - A Town Hall meeting in Bay City Saturday will address an important health issue dating back to the Vietnam War.
The Bay Area chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will host the event designed to educate former servicemen and women and their families about Agent Orange.
The highly toxic chemical was in widespread use during the war, and the long-term effects of exposure to it are still being researched.
Thousands of veterans have been treated for health problems connected to Agent Orange.
Panelists will discuss medical research on the topic, services available to veterans and their families and legislative efforts to provide more help to those who need it.
The meeting starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bay County Community Center. That's on John F. Kennedy Road in Bay City.
Ray Essenmacher, one of the meeting's organizers, sat down Friday with ABC12 News to talk about Agent Orange.
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