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New burn pit report: Lung disease, high blood pressure common in exposed vets

 By Patricia Kime:  Troops who worked at burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those exposed to multiple dust storms during war-zone deployments, have higher rates of common respiratory illnesses like asthma and emphysema, as well as rare lung disorders, according to data drawn from the Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Read more here:  http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/health-care/2015/07/22/new-burn-pit-report-lung-disease-high-blood-pressure-common-exposed-vets/30517071/