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Friday, May 25, 2012

Combat ‘Burn Pits’ Ruin Immune Systems, Study Shows

The Department of Defense is one of the biggest polluters on the planet so it should come as no surprise that members of the U.S. military are exposed its dangerous toxic waste.
Since returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, an untold number of soldiers have come down with puzzling health problems. Chronic bronchitis. Neurological defects. Even cancer. Many of them are pointing the finger at a single culprit: The open-air “burn pits” that incinerated trash — from human waste to computer parts — on military bases overseas.
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