New Burn Pit Maps Show Exposure Risk

A new project by the Center for a New American Security and the Wounded Warrior Project is aimed at helping troops calculate their burn pit exposure risk according to their location.

According to an article published by MilitaryTimes, “Using the Defense Department’s own records, a team put together two maps, broken down by location, time period and types of particulate matter recorded. Veterans can pinpoint their potential exposure based on their past deployments, look up those documents and share them with their medical providers.”

According to Kayla Williams, a former Army linguist and director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, “While these files do exist ― they are available and folks can go and download them and look ― for the layperson to be able to know that these files are there and know what to pore through would be difficult,”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability