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Military Exposures

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Veterans may have been exposed to a range of chemical, physical, and environmental hazards during military service.

Military Exposures & Your Health Newsletter

Read Military Exposures & Your Health for news for Veterans with service since 1990. This newsletter is now published four times a year instead of twice a year, so you can receive the latest information more often on VA news, benefits, research, and more.

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Registry Evaluation

A free medical assessment for possible health problems related to specific environmental hazards

Health Care

Health care services for eligible Veterans, how to qualify and apply

Research Studies

Find out about military exposure-related research studies

Publications & Reports

Use these resources and media materials on military exposures and Veterans

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