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Ten things veterans should know about burn pits

VA launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in response to concerns that Veterans were experiencing a range of respiratory illnesses possibly associated with exposure to burn pits. The registry is open to many Veterans and active-duty Servicemembers who deployed to various locations. This guide describes why you should participate in the registry and how it might help uncover links between exposures and certain health conditions.

By |November 20th, 2014|Guest Posts, Health|23 Comments

Borne the Battle #185: Benefits Breakdown, Burn Pit Registry

This week’s Benefits Breakdown features Army Veterans Vincent Mitchell and Dr. Eric Shuping. They discussed the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry and how Veterans can sign up.

By |March 9th, 2020|Borne the Battle podcast, Top Stories|30 Comments

VA enhances research and education efforts related to airborne hazards and burn pit exposure

VA recently established the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) as part of its ongoing efforts to improve health care for Veterans.

By |July 26th, 2019|News Releases, Top Stories|3 Comments

Burn Pit Registry – Veteran participation contributes to important research efforts

Researchers may have found a possible link between blast exposure during military service and difficulty breathing and-or decreased exercise stamina among Burn Pit Registry participants.

By |May 30th, 2018|Health, Research|13 Comments

Nearly 100,000 Vets enrolled in burn pit registry

Join VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry VA launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The number of new participants in this registry is climbing steadily, and will soon reach the milestone of 100,000 participants. As of December 9, 2016, [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Health|4 Comments
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