Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation

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Some are calling it the ‘agent orange’ of the post 9-11 generation, right in the middle of it, as Kellie Meyer from our Washington Bureau reports, is Hawaii U.S Representative Tulsi Gabbard. Tulsi’s Bill to Evaluate US Troops’ Exposure to Toxic Burn Pits | Tulsi Gabbard – Fighting for the people.

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. representatives brian mast (fl-18) and Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals over the past three decades.

"These burn pits are the Agent Orange of the post-9/?11 generation of veterans," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, referring to the toxin that affected Vietnam veterans. Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, ruefully recalled seeing fellow service members who lived and worked near the burn pits sick with something they called "the crud" – a.

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"Burn pits are the Agent Orange of post 9/11 veterans," said Gabbard. "Over 165,000 veterans have registered their names in the Burn Pit Registry, something that’s voluntary, but there are millions of our troops who have been exposed to these toxic burn pits during their deployment."

Are Burn Pits the Agent Orange for the Nation’s Youngest Veterans? It took vietnam war veterans nearly two decades to receive compensation from exposure to Agent Orange and now, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to burn pits face a similar battle

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Make no mistake: Burn pits are the Agent Orange of our generation of veterans. After coming home, many of our friends started to come down with rare cancers, lung diseases, neurological disorders.