Toxic exposure on Army bases sparks battle for health benefits

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Groundwater near Georgia military bases remains contaminated from a toxic firefighting foam used for decades by the U.S. Air Force, prompting fears among residents about their exposure to the.

 · ODENTON, Md. – After decades of fighting their own battles, veterans with toxic exposure cases are banding together to petition President Donald Trump and U.S. Congress for a system overhaul.

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Toxic exposure on Army bases sparks battle for health benefits Benefits for Veterans’ dependents bridgid cleary and Michael Tooshi1 INTRODUCTION The underlying mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to fulfill Lincoln’s promise "to care for him [or her] who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.

 · 3. VA has linked several diseases and health conditions to Agent Orange exposure. VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Veterans and their survivors may be eligible for compensation benefits.

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More than a dozen veterans advocacy groups will join forces to track and highlight toxic exposure illnesses among former military members in an attempt to push for quicker action on what they see.

Carpenter confirms that the health consequences of toxic exposure could affect the children of Fort McClellan veterans. “Something your grandmother was exposed to can affect your grandchildren,” he says. “The health effects are going to continue for years, if not generations.

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On 18 September 2017, the Military Exposure Surveillance Library (MESL) on the NIPRNet was migrated to a new document library module in the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS-IH).