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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.


Petition Signatures

Feb 13, 2018 Kim Hanke
Feb 10, 2018 Geniece Medsker
Feb 9, 2018 Beveryn Swaim
Feb 9, 2018 Janis Ciofalo
Feb 9, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 9, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Ronald Wolniewicz
Feb 8, 2018 Joan Autry Our vets deserve more than toxic air!
Feb 8, 2018 Ellen O'Connor
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Edward Deutch
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 4, 2018 Sandra Richards
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 29, 2018 Robert Furem
Jan 29, 2018 Sandra Jesionek I have seen first hand the effect that exposure to chemical hazards had on one of my family members who served in the first Gulf War. Thank you!
Jan 25, 2018 Susan Fisher
Jan 25, 2018 Synthia Coplin
Jan 25, 2018 Joan Weigle
Jan 25, 2018 Alice Gem
Jan 21, 2018 Jessica Hendershot
Jan 17, 2018 Margaret Mitchell
Jan 15, 2018 Deborah Herath
Jan 15, 2018 Angela Hauck
Jan 14, 2018 Louann Schildknecht
Jan 14, 2018 Wanda Tappe
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
Jan 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2018 Richard Han
Jan 7, 2018 Chelsea Rivera
Jan 6, 2018 Deborah Goodwin
Jan 6, 2018 Jerry Day
Dec 28, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Dec 27, 2017 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Dec 18, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Dec 17, 2017 Jennifer Hall
Dec 17, 2017 Linda Longworth
Dec 11, 2017 A Martin
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 9, 2017 Lisa Porter We must do this, thank you in advance.
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 26, 2017 Ravinder Singh
Nov 26, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 19, 2017 Diana Whitaker
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 P Garbett
Nov 12, 2017 Barbara Hrybinczak

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