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Old 27 June 2016, 00:23
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'Stan Burn Pits Are the New Agent Orange

Piece in the Minneapolis Star-Trib about the number of cancers and other health issues affecting ME vets. There's a registry set up at the VA.

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While it took nearly three decades for the U.S. government to eventually link Agent Orange, the defoliant used in Vietnam, to cancer, President Obama has pledged quick action to make determinations about the effect of the burn pits on perhaps as many as 60,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
http://www.startribune.com/iraq-afgh...ange/383522481
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Old 27 June 2016, 12:50
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Interesting. That's where they think I may have picked up my little cancer bug I brought home.

I remember in '05 - '06 that DoS had an air quality study done in Kabul. Came back that 80% of the air was actually fecal matter. I rarely got sick with anything - but during my year there I had an upper respitory infection and a handful of wicked sinus infections. A fucking sewer for sure - and the savages liked it that way
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Old 27 June 2016, 12:54
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I have a long time friend that did two years in Afghanistan with the Army, got out and has done 9 of the last 10 years in either Kabul, Hillah, Baghdad or Erbil. He's 51, non smoker, and he sounds like he's smoked 3 packs of unfiltered Camels per day since he was 5.
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Old 27 June 2016, 14:12
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On 14 June I post the web link about burn pits below is web links

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

http://links.govdelivery.com/track?t...s/registry.asp

This one is Health effects from burn pit

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/expos...pits/index.asp

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Old 30 June 2016, 16:12
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I was in Kandahar from Jan-Jul 2002 when it was basically a few "tent cities" next to the terminal and runway. As a Specialist, I made a lot of runs to the burn pit to toss in our trash and there is no way that thing was safe for anyone on the base. We also had to burn our own piss and shit for a few months until porta johns came in. Between that and the moon dust we had to deal with, we used to joke about "Afghani whoopin' cough- disease to be named later."
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Old 20 July 2016, 15:14
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Well, this ranks right up there with "We're from the Gubmint, and we are here to help"

I can relate to you that from my years as a firefighter there are many noxious, toxic and dangerous chemical released from burning plastic and petroleum products. Too many to even list here, but suffice it to say why do you think they make the chimneys where they burn this shit 4-5 stories tall or better over here in the "civilized" world. Here is a link that explains it all in detail. Yet, "studies have shown no long term health issues."


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Old 21 July 2016, 21:27
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Interesting. That's where they think I may have picked up my little cancer bug I brought home.

I remember in '05 - '06 that DoS had an air quality study done in Kabul. Came back that 80% of the air was actually fecal matter. I rarely got sick with anything - but during my year there I had an upper respitory infection and a handful of wicked sinus infections. A fucking sewer for sure - and the savages liked it that way
In '03 while I was attached to the 82nd for a bit at Bagram, I started having these constant nose bleeds. Never experienced anything like it before or since. Went to sick call one morning when it was flowing pretty good. MD did a swab, and a few days later told me I had an E.coli infection in my sinus'. All I could think of was "great, I have a terd infection in my face, All new meaning to being shit-faced". The Doc said quite a few of the troops had it because of burning crap everywhere.
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I kinda miss the smell of diesel fuel & shit combined into a nice black smoke spreading throughout the tent city.
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I kinda miss the smell of diesel fuel & shit combined into a nice black smoke spreading throughout the tent city.
I remember doing a night mission on the outskirts of Ramadi and walking through what I thought were drainage ditches. More like shit ditches. I burned that uniform.
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Old 23 July 2016, 11:03
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Wow thanks for the information. Was in Bagram 10-11 the burn pits still there. Along with the constant air quality tests. Lucky for me Top gave us the last results of those tests prior to heading home. Now where did I put that paperwok?
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This popped up on my feed regarding the burn pits. I'm still on the fence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/m...-veterans.html
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