Legislators Raise Awareness of Burn Pit Health Risks for Soldiers
February 20, 2019 at 4:37PM
They and several other senators have introduced a bill requiring the Department of Health to develop educational material about
the symptoms associated with exposure to such pits by July 1, 2019. Burn pits are a common way for soldiers, particularly in combat zones, to dispose of a variety of waste — including chemicals, paint, medical and human waste, munitions, petroleum products, plastics, and food — according to the bill.