January 8, 2015 - Thousands of America’s veterans are returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and falling ill.
Some are even dying from what federal officials are calling the new “Agent Orange.”
Open-air burn pits are the culprit, and it is actually a common United Stated military practice to dispose of waste and garbage in combat zones in this manner. The pits are ignited by jet fuel and burn continuously for days at a time.
Once lit, the waste secrets toxins into the air that our soldiers breathe. Some Forward Operating Bases in Iraq and Afghanistan burned as much as 280 tons of trash per day in an open pit.
Some commonly burned items were: read more>>>