|Topic:||Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on the Health of Select Populations
Committee on the Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan
Friday, October 28, 2011
228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 12:30 p.m.
412 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 1:30 p.m.
340 Cannon House Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
322 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.
Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan
This new report from the Institute of Medicine assesses what conclusions can be drawn from scientific evidence about whether service members exposed to open-air burn pits during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk for long-term health problems.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 31, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.