Monday, August 9, 2010

Institute of Medicine Holds Meeting on Burn Pit Exposures

The Third Meeting of the Committee on Long-term Health Consequences of exposures to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan was held on July 14th and 15th, 2010. The Committee of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies held their meeting in a closed session. The open session to the public was cancelled.


The first meeting of the committee was held in February. At that time the organization was charged with the responsibility of reviewing medical condition that may be related to the exposures to burn pit fumes. 


Soldiers that have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, and that have been exposed to burn pit fumes and smoke, have reported serious pulmonary medical conditions, including constrictive bronchiolitis, and malignancies.


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