Report on Data – VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry – FULL

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Between April 25, 2014 and September 30, 2014, 19,082 Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers filled out the registry survey.

Most (96%) said they were near a burn pit (close enough to see the smoke) at some point while deployed. Sixty-two percent worked directly with burn pits as a part of their duties. Registry participants who worked on burn pits were younger, mostly male (almost 92%), more likely to be in the Army (73%), mostly enlisted (91%), and deployed more often and for a longer length of time. Many registry participants were exposed to other hazards on the job or in the environment, like weapons, blasts, pesticides, and dust storms.

Registry Data Report April 2015

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