Toxic Exposure Legislation: A Win for Veterans
Exposure to contaminants or other environmental hazards is a major health issue for post-9/11 veterans. According to WWP’s Annual Warrior Survey, nearly all the warriors served by WWP report being exposed to hazardous or toxic substances during their service, with 75% reporting being exposed to burn pits, specifically. With the passage of the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act, veterans who suffer from illnesses related to exposure to burn pits and other toxic substances while in service will have greater access to health care and benefits. Wounded Warrior Project has been a staunch supporter of the PACT Act since the beginning, helping build and support legislation that will entitle toxic-exposed veterans to the care and benefits they deserve.