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Korean War Exposures

Korean War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953)

Veterans who fought in the Korean War may have been exposed to the following hazards that carried potential health risks.

Soldiers marching through snowCold Injuries
Possible health problems from cold-weather injuries, especially during the Chosin Reservoir campaign

Man wearing workplace safety gearOccupational Hazards
Exposures from working with chemicals, paints, and machinery during service

Servicemen are covering their ears to shield them from the noise of a blastNoise
Harmful sounds from guns, equipment, and machinery that is often experienced during service