A Decade Later, Some Veterans Find it Hard to Breathe

June 15, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
Army Boot Burning Fire Smoke
Presented by Health Lab

A team from Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System hopes to identify better ways of testing veterans and service members for symptoms related to burn pits. Burn pits, areas where various waste was burned in open pits, were commonly used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s. John Osterholzer, M.D., associate professor at Michigan Medicine, explores the study, sharing new insights, what they have learned from mice, and the importance of getting help for veterans.

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