Combat Zones to Chronic Conditions: Examining the Long-Term Effects of Military Airborne Toxins


by Jedidah T. Poole and Julie M. Tomáška

Burn Pits 360's participation in the American Thoracic Society Conference showcases our community's unwavering dedication to recognizing, studying, and addressing the health impacts of burn pit exposures within the broader medical and research communities.


At the conference, we are debuting data from our independent registry, marking a historic milestone not only for our organization but for the entire Veteran community. 

By presenting a snapshot of the registry data at a significant academic and professional venue, Burn Pits 360 aims to highlight the ongoing challenges faced by Veterans and sets the stage for more informed and effective policies and practices that can significantly improve the lives of those who have served. 

By introducing the registry at the American Thoracic Society Conference, we not only share information but also aim to garner support from key stakeholders in the medical and research fields. This increased visibility can lead to greater interest and funding for studying the long-term effects of burn pit exposure.  

The debut of this registry data is not just academically significant; it has practical implications for immediate changes in healthcare practices and policies. As we continue to expand on the registry data,  we seek to transform the approach to diagnosis and equip practitioners with the knowledge to better identify and treat health issues stemming from military toxic exposures.

Burn Pits 360 is committed to ensuring that Veterans receive the comprehensive support they need. Our presentation  of this data at a major conference underscores the registry's role in filling critical gaps in federal efforts and emphasizes the proactive approach needed in Veteran advocacy and support. The registry provides compelling evidence that can support the implementation of The PACT Act and inform adjustments to healthcare policies for the benefit of Veterans. To learn more about the registry visit our website.

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