Over 3.5 million military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2010-2015 may have been exposed to deadly toxins resulting from the manner in which garbage was burned.

Food, plastics, medical waste, vehicle parts, and a range of other garbage was commonly set on fire with jet fuel and letft to burn in the open air. The smoke was said to contain a number of harmful substances, including dangerous levels of benzene, dioxins, mercury, lead, hydrocarbons, and other volatile organic compounds.

>>Read the story here: How burn pits may have raised veterans’ risk of rare cancers and respiratory illnesses

Toxic Burn Pits Linked to Cancer in Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars


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