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If you’re a United States military veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel or were deployed to Southwest Asia on or after August 2, 1990 or were deployed to Afghanistan or Djibouti after September 11, 2001 — and were exposed to the following airborne hazards, there’s a registry that may be of help to you (it can also, in the process, help other veterans):

smoke from burn pits (used to get rid of waste from chemicals, paint, munitions and other substances)

oil well fires

pollution during deployment

It’s called the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, and by signing up and completing the questionnaire a vet (118,272 already have) can create a snapshot of their health to track changes but, more importantly, they can use it to help better diagnose and treat any issues they may have now or in the future.

To securely message your doctor or other members of your medical team, click here.

If you’re a veteran who hasn’t yet enrolled in VA health care, you can do so here.