This situation has been compared to the Vietnam War and Agent Orange. It took over 40 years for the V.A. to acknowledge some of the hazards of Agent Orange and its effect on our veterans. We are hoping that together we can prevent such a traumatic error from occurring again.

Those Affected

Literally hundreds of our active service members, veterans and civilian government employees are dealing with serious, and for some fatal, illnesses related to chemical exposure.  Their stories are not easy to hear and are ever so much harder to bear.  We appreciate your attention and support as we work towards helping them and their families.

Jamie Campbell

This site features a small handful of the many that have died or become ill due to exposure.    Please visit:
In Loving Memory
Those Still Battling
and listen to these veterans and their families, in their own words.

VA's Response

The VA's Action Plan: Burn Pits and Airborne Hazards includes a Registry for Veterans who may have been exposed to the burn pits or other airborne hazards.

The VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry will allow OEF/OIF/OND and 1990–1991 Gulf War Veterans exposed to burn pit smoke and other airborne hazards to document their exposures and report health concerns. Veterans will enter information through a web-based questionnaire and have the opportunity to obtain an evaluation.

The registry will keep Veterans informed about studies and treatments. It will also help VA to monitor the health conditions affecting Veterans. The VA will use the data to improve their programs to help Veterans with deployment exposure concerns.

 

Exposures

Medical research confirms that diseases related to chemical exposure can take years to manifest after the initial exposure.

Jessica Sweet

Our research, and that of many others, has shown that for the majority of our exposure victims the common thread is their service in Balad and Mosul on bases where burn pits were in operation 24/7.

 

Call To Action

We need Your Help:

Spread the word about our veterans & their families suffering from this issue.

Promote stopping exposure dangers - such as the open burn pits still in use in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ask your government representatives:

  • to help change the current VA regulations which are denying assistance to our veterans and their families.

  • to create and/or support a bill funding medical research, not just for the burn pits, for all chemical exposures.

We need you to speak out, use your voice and support these veterans and their families! Visit our Call to Action Page.

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