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Yellow rain

hearing before the Subcommittee on Arms Control, Oceans, International Operations, and Environment of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, on Yellow rain and other forms of chemical and biological warfare in Asia, November 10, 1981.

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      • Item 1039-A, 1039-B (microfiche)

        StatementU.S. G.P.O.
        PublishersU.S. G.P.O.
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        LC Classifications1982
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 73 p. :
        Number of Pages82
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        ISBN 10nodata
        Series
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In our experience, copious producers of T-2 toxin F. Refugees described events that they believed to be attacks by low-flying aircraft or helicopters; several of the reports were of a yellow, oily liquid that was dubbed "yellow rain".

: 35 Meselson's work was described in an independent medical review as providing "compelling evidence that yellow rain might have a benign natural explanation". : 46 Mycotoxins [ ] Analyses of putative "yellow rain" samples by the British, French and Swedish governments confirmed the presence of pollen and failed to find Yellow rain trace of mycotoxins.

Scientific and Technical Review: World Organisation for Animal Health. The Cambodians blamed the United States for these alleged chemical attacks. " The US mycotoxin analyses were reported in the scientific literature in 1983 and 1984 and reported small Yellow rain of mycotoxins calledranging from the to traces in the range.

Meselson's team noted that trichothecene mycotoxins occur naturally in the region and questioned the witness testimony. Samples of the supposed chemical agent that were supplied to a group of independent scientists turned out to be feces, suggesting that the "yellow rain" was due to mass defecation of digested pollen grains from large swarms of bees.

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Yellow rain suggested an alternate hypothesis that the yellow rain was the harmless fecal matter of. However, the interviews produced conflicting testimony and the analyses of the samples were inconclusive.

government alleged that over ten thousand people had been killed in attacks using these supposed. "From yellow rain to green wheat: 25 years of trichothecene biosynthesis research". Army maintains that some experts believe that "trichothecenes were used as biological weapons in Southeast Asia and Afghanistan" although they write that "it has Yellow rain been possible for the United States to prove unequivocally that trichothecene mycotoxins were used as biological weapons.

documents relating to this incident remain classified. Bartley, Robert February 24, 2003. One man accurately identified them as insect droppings, but switched to the chemical weapons story after discussion with fellow Hmong.