Airborne Hazards And Open Burn Pit Registry: Summaries of data available on the web
VA publishes an updated summary of self-reported health information from the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry every six months. They include data on the exposures of most concern to registry participants, the most commonly reported medical conditions, and the demographic and military characteristics of the participants.
According to the most recent report, 191,044 Veterans have participated in the registry as of December 31, 2019. Out of this group, 178,604 (92.6 percent) reported a burn pit exposure during deployment, and 113,714 (58.9 percent) reported duties involving burn pits. Additionally, 132,379 (69.9 percent) were close enough to feel the blast from an improvised explosive device (IED).
The most common medical conditions reported were insomnia (154,425 respondents or 80.8 percent), neurological problems (136,378 respondents or 71.4 percent), and allergies (75,713 respondents or 39.6 percent).