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Issues on the Horizon

Oct 2017 | |

There are a number of emerging issues important to our community that may not be at the forefront of the nation’s mind. Issues such as long-term adverse health effects from exposure to burn pits and other toxic substances while deployed to fight these most current wars, the potential impact of medical marijuana in easing symptoms of the wounds of these wars, and access to more comprehensive treatment plans including alternative therapies are just a few.

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“I am concerned about the long-term health effects of burn pits. I am also concerned for other veterans who have been in places with poor air quality like Africa or even Kosovo where they burn trash for coal and heating.”
—IAVA Member