Tag Archives: Toxic Exposure

New Toxic Exposure Research Initiative to be Launched by the VA


In 2021, a large-scale and extensive research initiative that will focus on environmental exposures in the military and their relation to illnesses affecting veterans will be launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). According to an article published by MilitaryTimes, “VA researchers have been speaking with veterans about the environmental toxins they think encountered…

New OATH Act could help vets get treatment for toxic exposure


In an effort to increase access to disability benefits and treatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a new bill (now connected to the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2020) requires that servicemembers include whether they were exposed to toxic materials in their medical records. Later this year, lawmakers will rectify the…