Exposure during military service to the airborne hazards listed below could potentially cause certain health problems in Veterans, depending on a number of other factors.
Check your eligibility and sign up for the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry to document your exposures and health concerns through an online questionnaire.
Open-air pit waste disposal at military sites
Oil Well Fire (Gulf War)
Oil or gas wells that caught on fire and burned during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
Sulfur Fire (Al Mishraq, Iraq)
Sulfur plant burned almost a month in June 2003; large amounts of sulfur dioxide released into the air
Sand, Dust and Particulates
Tiny airborne matter that can cause respiratory and other health problems
Atsugi Waste Incinerator
Atsugi, Japan: Combustion waste disposal that burned industrial and medical waste
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Last updated March 17, 2015