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Drive Support for Injuries from Burn Pits and Toxic Exposures

“82% of respondents were exposed to burn pits during their deployments and over 80% of those exposed reported having or possibly having symptoms related to burn pit or toxic exposures.”

—2019 IAVA MEMBER SURVEY

Burn pits, a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan, are the Agent Orange of our generation.Because of the efforts of IAVA and other VSO partners to educate the public and elevate the issue, they are finally starting to become a national priority. Our members see burn pits as a critical, urgent and growing threat that will impact an entire generation. VA estimates 3.5 million veterans are eligible to register in the VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, which tracks exposures to airborne toxins. However, because enrollment is voluntary, the registry is not well-known.




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