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: Tiny matter found in the air
  • : Smoke from open-air pits often used to get rid of waste (like chemicals, paints, munitions, and other substances) at military sites in Iraq
  • : Uranium used in military tank armor and some bullets
  • : A fire at a sulfur plant that burned for almost a month in June 2003 and released large amounts of sulfur dioxide into the air
  • : Exposure to mustard or nerve agents from demolishing or handling explosive ordnance in Iraq
  • : Hexavalent chromium (a chemical known to cause cancer) found in contaminated sodium dichromate dust at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Facility in 2003
  • 皇家棋牌Injuries caused by:

    • : Health problems (like heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and sunburn) that can be caused by serving in hot desert climates
    • : Shrapnel and other metals (some containing chemicals) that stay in your body after an injury and can cause injury at the site of the fragment or in other parts of your body
    • : Explosions that can cause concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI), an injury to the head that affects the way your brain works
    • : Harmful sounds from guns, explosives, rockets, heavy weapons, jets and aircraft, and machinery that can cause or contribute to hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Illnesses caused by:

    • : There are 9 infectious diseases related to Southwest Asia and Afghanistan military service. These are malaria, brucellosis, campylobacter jejuni, coxiella burnetii (Q Fever), mycobacterium tuberculosis, nontyphoid salmonella, shigella, visceral leishmaniasis, and West Nile Virus.
    • : A disease that you get from a bite or contact with saliva from an infected animal
  • :皇家棋牌 Chemicals, paints, radiation, and other hazards you may have come in contact with through your military job

  • :皇家棋牌 A drug given to military personnel to help protect against malaria (an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes)

  • What should I do now?

    皇家棋牌Take these steps to make sure you’re taking care of your health:

    1. Talk to your primary health care provider or your local VA environmental health coordinator about any health concerns related to your military service.

      • If you have embedded fragments, ask about getting an exam through the Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center.
      • If you think you had contact with depleted uranium, ask about getting screened through the Depleted Uranium Follow-up Program.
    2. Ask about joining these registries to document your exposures and health concerns:

    3. 皇家棋牌Find out if you can get disability compensation (monthly payments) and other benefits if you have an illness or injury caused—or made worse—by your active-duty service.

      See if you qualify for disability benefits due to:
      Gulf War Illness
      Contact with hazardous materials

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