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CNN published this video item, entitled “‘It’s too late for me’: Why dying veteran fights to end military burn pits” – below is their description.
35-year-old retired Staff Sgt. Wesley Black has terminal colon cancer that his doctor says is linked to breathing in toxic fumes from burn pits used while serving in Afghanistan. CNN’s Brianna Keilar reports on the effort to end their use and protect US military service members.
The VA website acknowledges the issue is being studied and that those exposed “may be at greater risk for longer-term health conditions.”
In an email to CNN on Sunday, Veterans Affairs press secretary Terrence Hayes urgedveterans exposed to sign up for the burn pit registry and those feeling ill due to a possible toxic exposure to submit a claim.
“The more veterans who do so only helps us gather the information and research needed to provide the care they require.”
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In This Story: Afghanistan
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.