The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has been calling for more research on the generational legacy of toxic exposures for for all who have been exposed while serving in the armed forces. More veterans of recents wars report health issues in their children and grandchildren.

On April 14, 2015, Sen. Moran (R-KS) joined Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bipartisan effort in both houses of Congress called “The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015″.

114th CONGRESS

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S. 901

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 13, 2015

A BILL

To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure, to establish an advisory board on such health conditions, and for other purposes.

This bill focuses on the need to research the residual wounds of war; wounds that may not be evident until decades after military service and that can be passed on to children and generations to follow. This bill is supported by the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), AMVETS, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Rolling Thunder. If passed, it would establish a national center at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of individuals exposed to toxic substances during their time in service. These include Agent Orange in Vietnam, Gulf War neurotoxins, Iraq and Afghanistan chemical weapons and burn pits as well as other chemicals and toxins.

Your Veteran Appeal Lawyer will be carefully watching the outcome of this important legislative action and will keep you updated in future posts. This kind of research could affect millions of veterans and their families.