The Resource Long-term health consequences of exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Committee on the Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Insitute of Medicine of the National Academies

Long-term health consequences of exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Committee on the Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Insitute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Long-term health consequences of exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan
Title
Long-term health consequences of exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Insitute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many veterans returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have health problems they believe are related to their exposure to the smoke from the burning of waste in open-air "burn pits" on military bases. Particular controversy surrounds the burn pit used to dispose of solid waste at Joint Base Balad in Iraq, which burned up to 200 tons of waste per day in 2007. The Department of Veterans Affairs asked the IOM to form a committee to determine the long-term health effects from exposure to these burn pits. Insufficient evidence prevented the IOM committee from developing firm conclusions. This report, therefore, recommends that, along with more efficient data-gathering methods, a study be conducted that would evaluate the health status of service members from their time of deployment over many years to determine their incidence of chronic diseases
Cataloging source
NRC
Dewey number
363.739/20958
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA575.5
LC item number
.I5 2011 ebook
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Long-term health consequences of exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Committee on the Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Insitute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Current and historical uses of burn pits in the military
  • Approach to the task
  • Evaluation of air monitoring data determinants of exposure
  • Health effects of air pollutants detected at Joint Base Balad
  • Health effects associated with combustion products
  • Synthesis and conclusions
  • Feasibility and design issues for an epidemiologic study of veterans exposed to burn pit emissions
Control code
ocn764728192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309217569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b26669493
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)764728192
  • pebcs0309217563

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