Did you serve in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, or Southwest Asia?
Depending on the dates of service, you could have been exposed to airborne hazards due to the way trash was disposed of in open burn pits or other environmental exposures.
The VA Burn Pit Registry helps support research and public health studies related to toxic exposure, including burn pits, during military service. Participation in the registry does not affect eligibility for VA health care or benefits.
Eligible veterans and service members include those who served in:
VA launched the registry in June 2014 in response to a range of respiratory illnesses veterans were experiencing, possibly associated with exposure to burn pits or other environmental exposures.
WWP believes signing up for the Burn Pit Registry will help warriors:
Eligibility for VA health care and benefits for toxic-exposed veterans is not tied to the burn pit registry, but the registry will help VA collect and analyze data on health conditions related to environmental hazards encountered during deployments to certain locations. As part of the registry, service members and veterans can participate in a recommended medical evaluation to discuss their health with a care provider.
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