Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals.
140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers
affected. Exposure can produce serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis
the ‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.