Monday, December 29, 2008

The Chemical-Biological Warfare Exposures Site

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has set up a Web site to provide Service members, veterans, their families and the public with information on what happened during chemical and biological (CB) testing conducted years ago that potentially affected the health of those who served.

It is also implicitly asking veterans to report what they know about exposure during service:
"The VA intends to notify individuals of their potential exposure, provide treatment, if necessary, for these individuals and adjudicate any claim for compensation.

DoD plans to complete its active investigation of potential exposures by 2011. By that time, DoD will have visited all known locations believed to contain exposure data. However, it will energetically follow up on any information provided by veterans or other sources that may lead to the identification of additional potentially exposed veterans."
If you need help verifying your possible participation in any of the tests or have information about the testing, you can fill out a form by clicking on the "Contact" link at (near the bottom, right side) or call the Department of Defense's (DoD) contact managers at (800) 497-6261, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

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