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Our military service members face all kinds of dangers when serving their country. Coming into contact with toxic substances is one hazard soldiers experience all the time.

Perhaps one of the most critical instances of this inhalation is through the disposal of waste in burn pits. These pits burn human waste and other noxious chemicals such as paint and battery acid. The soldiers live, work, eat, exercise, and conduct day-to-day operations all around these pits, thereby inhaling the toxic smoke day after day. Many are now dealing with the long-term health consequences the burn pits produce.

The Military Personnel Toxic Exposure Registry Act (H.R. 4477) would create a system to help identify soldiers who have been exposed to toxic chemicals and to help those service members receive the resulting care they need.

Tell Representatives Tim Bishop and Carol Shea-Porter you support their sponsorship of this important legislation!

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Dear Representatives Tim Bishop and Carol Shea-Porter:

Thank you for introducing the Military Personnel Toxic Exposure Registry Act (H.R. 4477) — legislation that, if passed, will work toward helping veterans who have been exposed to chemical hazards during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The military conducts disposals of waste by burning it in piles called burn pits. In these pits are thrown human waste, medical waste, and other hazardous materials like paint and batteries. The smoke from the burns is then inhaled by the soldiers who are living and working around them.

The toxic smoke from these chemicals can cause serious health problems including cancer and other diseases. We need legislation like H.R. 4477 to not only help prevent the health implications as well as address the needs of those who have already been exposed.

I want to thank you for your concern for the at-risk service members and encourage you to continue fighting for them.


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