Biden signs bill aiding veterans exposed to toxins

Washington (AFP) Aug 10, 2022

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill boosting benefits for veterans exposed to toxic fumes, a cause close to his own heart after his son died of brain cancer.

Burn pits, lit up with jet fuel, were commonly used to dispose of waste in military camps during the years of the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

They exposed large numbers of servicemen and women to potenti

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