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Burn pits and aviation fuels

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Ken Dillon

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Back in 82/83 in Beirut Lebanon, we had burn pits, and of Course this is not Mentioned. I Suspect they were burn pits when we were in Bosnia also. I worked in aviation as mechanic and crew chief  and we used Chemicals. Having no idea what the damage they may have done to us. Jet exhaust and Jet fuel was every day Experience for us. I have Developed asthma when I turn 50 years old. So do I have any leg to stand on with this? Thanks

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  Yes, it appears asthma is on the presumptive list for pact act:

https://www.va.gov/resources/the-pact-act-and-your-va-benefits/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_campaign=ar_pact_fy22_veterans

Of course, its not mandatory that your condition be presumptive for service connection.  It just makes it easier, and less evidence is necessary.  

I recommend you apply.  

 

My advice is to begin by reviewing your records, especially your medical records.  Did one or more doctors suggest your asthma is at least as likely as not related to your toxic exposure?

Do you have some documentation you were stationed in a burn pit area?  That should help.  Check the website link I cited, above.  

 

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