What are Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures?

The term “Airborne Hazard” refers to any sort of airborne contaminant or toxic substance that veterans are exposed to through the air they breathe. Many military service members were likely exposed to airborne hazards through the following: The smoke and fumes from open burn pits Sand, dust, and particulate matter General air pollution common in certain countries Fuel, aircraft exhaust, and other mechanical fumes Smoke from oil well fires