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VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
   Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry allows eligible Veterans and Servicemembers to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire. Eligible Veterans and Servicemembers include those who served in: Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Djibouti, Africa on or after September 11, 2001 Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm Southwest Asia theater of operations on or after August 2, 1990 Check your eligibility and sign up.
   It takes about 40 minutes to complete the questionnaire. You can do it in one sitting or save it and come back later. You can print and use your completed questionnaire to discuss concerns with your provider. VA providers can also access an online copy of your questionnaire. 
  

Findings

   Between April 25, 2014 and December 31, 2014, nearly thirty thousand Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers filled out the registry survey. Review the report (1.68 MB, PDF) with the latest data. This report highlights health conditions and physical limitations experienced by burn pit registry participants.

  • The most common doctor-diagnosed health problems reported were insomnia and neurological problems.
  • Other commonly diagnosed health problems reported include allergies, high blood pressure, and lung disease like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma.
  • It is important to remember that Registry findings alone can’t tell us if exposure to burn pits, dust storms, or other hazards caused these health conditions.

 Past Reports

  • Report (1.48 MB, PDF) with data between April 25, 2014 and September 30, 2014. This report highlights exposures experienced by registry participants, including burn pits and other environmental hazards.

   If you have health concerns, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator.