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Environmental Issues and Hazards, Burn Pit, and Public Health

Published 06/04/2007 03:39 PM   |    Updated 02/15/2018 12:23 PM
What programs exist at VA that pertain to environmental issues and hazards?

VA has several programs and initiatives under the purview of our Office of Public Health that include Environmental Health, Burn Pit, and Public Health.

The Environmental Agents Service (EAS) administers health care programs related to environmental issues, including Operations Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), Gulf War, Agent Orange, depleted uranium, ionizing radiation, and Project 112 (Including Project SHAD). EAS also oversees the War-Related Illness And Injury Study Centers (WRIISCs). Organizationally, EAS falls under the the Occupational and Environmental Health Strategic Health Care Group of the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards.

PROGRAMS include:

BURN PIT
OPERATIONS OIF/OEF
GULF WAR
VETERANS AND AGENT ORANGE
DEPLETED URANIUM
IONIZING RADIATION
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD)
War-Related Illness And Injury Study Centers (WRIISCs)

Go to http://www.publichealth.va.gov/ for more information.  To contact them directly, please go to https://www.publichealth.va.gov/about/contact_us.asp