Wednesday, February 24, 2010

VA Officials Set Plan to Study Burn Pit Exposures

At recent hearings at the Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs Department officials set out a plan to study burn pit exposures in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We have a particular need to solve this as best as we can,” said Victoria Cassano, acting director of VA’s Environmental Agents Service. “You tell us what the science is. You tell us what the evidence is. Do we have enough to [move] forward with a presumption or not?”

Complete report in the Army Times.