10 January 2013 - Burn pits have operated widely at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On Jan. 10, 2013, President Obama signed a new law requiring VA to establish a burn pits registry for Veterans who may have been exposed to burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan.
VA will announce how to sign up once the registry is available.
The new registry will enhance VA’s ability to monitor the effects of exposure and keep Veterans informed about studies and treatments.
Additionally, VA is conducting studies on possible health effects. read more>>>