National Exposure Registries

Do not wait until you are sick to register if you could have been exposed – REGISTER!

VA’s Environmental Health Registries gather information about the health of Veterans exposed to certain environmental hazards during military service. Some Veterans may qualify for more than one registry. Use the chart to the right to help determine your

eligibility. If you have any health concerns, talk to your health care provider. For more information about any of the registries,
go to www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures.

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Agent Orange Registry

VA’s Agent Orange Registry health exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to Agent Orange exposure during their military service

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Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

OEF/OIF/OND/OFS Veterans and Service members who have deployed to the Southwest Asia theater of operations on or after August 2, 1990 as well as those who have deployed to Afghanistan or Djibouti after September 11, 2001 can use the registry.

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Ionizing Radiation Registry

VA’s Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to ionizing radiation exposure during their military service

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Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program

VA and the Department of Defense established the Depleted Uranium Follow-up Program at the Baltimore VA Medical Center to screen and monitor Veterans for health problems associated with exposure to depleted uranium (DU).

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Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center

VA's Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center at the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers medical surveillance for Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) with embedded fragments as the result of injury received while serving in an area of conflict.

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Burn pit registry

Burn Pits 360 is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to offer an independent burn pit exposure registry in which family members can record the names of warriors who served the nation but have passed away due to illnesses from toxic injury.

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Family related exposures

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Veterans Service Organization

The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization does not work for the Department of Veterans Services. They are your advocate and work for the Montgomery County Government.

MILITARY EXPOSURES CLASSIFICATIONS

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VA disability compensation

A health registry evaluation is not a claim for VA benefits and may not confirm exposure to environmental hazards during military service. Veterans who want to be considered for disability compensation for exposure-related health problems must file a claim. More information is available at www.benefits.va.gov

To schedule a registry evaluation, contact an Environmental Health Coordinator at any VA medical facility. A list of Coordinators is available online at www.publichealth.va.gov

For the Toxic Embedded Fragments registry, contact an OEF/OIF/OND Clinical Coordinator at your nearest VA medical facility to schedule a registry evaluation.

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National Exposure Registries

Do not wait until you are sick to register if you could have been exposed – REGISTER! VA’s Environmental Health Registries gather information about the health of Veterans exposed to certain environmental hazards during military service. Some Veterans may qualify for more than one registry. Use the chart to the right to help determine your eligibility. If you have any health concerns, talk to your health care provider. For more information about any of the registries, go to www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures. Agent Orange Registry VA’s Agent Orange Registry health exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related