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Congressman Ruiz

Congressman Flames The VA Over Burn Pit Neglect

A congressional hearing today about burn pits went up in flames for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A large portion of the VA’s argument was clearly aimed at stonewalling efforts to pass new health care. Additionally, they claimed there was not enough science to link specific health issues to toxic exposure. If a Veteran …

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Military Toxic Exposure Conference

Former VA Secretary, Slams Handling of Burn Pits

Burn Pits have killed Veterans, and made many sick. However, the pentagon was warned about their risks. Cancer, lung diseases and other maladies have been the result. The 2020 Military Toxic Exposure Conference highlighted the failure of the government to take care of those afflicted. Former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr …

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Burn Pit Expert Says Pentagon Ignored Warnings

Hundreds of thousands of Veterans were potentially exposed to toxic chemicals while serving overseas. Thousands have already developed burn pit related health issues, and many have even died. We have been chronicling the fight for the toxic exposure bill. As well as the effort to get health coverage for the Veterans who so desperately need …

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The Fight for the Toxic Exposure Bill

It is estimated that approximately 3.5 Million troops may have encountered some sort of toxic exposure while in service after 9/11. Most of this was due to “burn pits,” a designated area where items meant for disposal were set on fire. The materials generally burned included trash, water bottles, batteries, jet fuel, human waste, and …

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Burn Pits 360: NDAA 2020 just the beginning

On Tuesday, we had Rosie Torres with Burn Pits 360 Veterans Organization on a special American Grit Live.  There, we talked about the NDAA 2020 getting approved and what it means for the fight against burn pits.  Burn Pits 360 is currently working with Jon Stewart, several Veteran Service Organizations, and Grunt Style to come …

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