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BURN PITS:

If you have a health condition caused by exposure to burn pits or other specific hazards in the air, soil, or water during your service, you may be eligible. ​

These cancers are now presumptive:

- Brain cancer 

- Gastrointestinal cancer of any type 

- Glioblastoma 

- Head cancer of any type 

- Kidney cancer 

- Lymphoma of any type 

- Melanoma 

- Neck cancer of any type 

- Pancreatic cancer 

- Reproductive cancer of any type 

- Respiratory cancer of any type 

 

These illnesses are now presumptive:

- Asthma that was diagnosed after service 

- Chronic bronchitis 

- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 

- Chronic rhinitis 

- Chronic sinusitis 

- Constrictive bronchiolitis or obliterative bronchiolitis 

- Emphysema 

- Granulomatous disease 

- Interstitial lung disease (ILD) 

- Pleuritis 

- Pulmonary fibrosis 

- Sarcoidosis 

If you served in any of these locations and time periods, we’ve determined that you had exposure to burn pits or other toxins.

 

On or after September 11, 2001 If you served in any of these locations on or after September 11, 2001, you have a presumption of exposure to burn pits or other toxins:

 - Afghanistan

- Djibouti

- Egypt

- Jordan

- Lebanon

- Syria

- Uzbekistan

- Yemen

The airspace above any of these locations 

On or after August 2, 1990 

If you served in any of these locations on or after August 2, 1990, you have a presumption of exposure to burn pits or other toxins. 

- Bahrain 

- Iraq 

- Kuwait 

- Oman 

- Qatar 

- Saudi Arabia 

- Somalia 

- United Arab Emirates (UAE) 

The airspace above any of these locations 

If you served in any of these locations on or after August 2, 1990, you have a presumption of exposure to burn pits or other toxins. 

 

- Arabian Sea 

- Gulf of Aden 

- Gulf of Oman 

- Neutral zone between Iraq/Saudi Arabia 

- Persian Gulf 

- Red Sea 

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