I don't know what effects agent orange has on those exposed and their children, but I do know that me and my sister and my dad have had serious illnesses. My dad, a vietnam vet from the 101st airborne, says that he slept in the agent orange, constantly breathing it in and continuously having to sleep where it was sprayed. Now, my dad is a hero with a silver star and many medals. Everyone that is a veteran is a hero! My dad does not know the rules with agent orange. He has been diagnosed with a hole in his heart, had heart surgery, they say that he has had heart attacks but he didn't know about it and had no symptoms. He has congestive heart failure and had an anyerism that ruptured inside his heart and they don't know why he was alive, though I believe it was the grace of God. He also has COPD, and emphysema, and severe stomach disorders to where his colon might have to come out. And that is just what he is letting me know, there could be more. And as for me and my sister: I was born with a cleft lip and palate, I have been diagnosed with systemic lupus, I had a stroke, diagnosed with anticardiolipid antibody syndrome, a heart attack, congestive heart failure, epilepsy, TIA's (mini-strokes),neuropathy, chronic pancreatis, 2 heart surgeries,vasculitis, type 2 diabetes, cotinuous pleuresy, septic infections, I have a mechanical valve, and very low heart left ejection fraction. All of this started when I was 22. I am now 31. My sister, who is 33, has had a child with a cleft palatean cleft lip, and ADHD, and a child who has a sensory processing disorder, and was born with a skull deformity where he wasn't born with a soft spot and they had to crack open his skull and put it back together when he was 6 months old.. My sister has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, graves disease, hashimotos disease, and had cancerous nodges in her neck when she was 29-30, which they removed the whole thyroid. I do not know if these are associated with agent orange. My dad just heard about what agent orange can do by his VA counselor. If anyone can help me and my dad to understand a little more on this subject. I would really appreciate it. Thank you.