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Posted on: April 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Are you eligible for one of the VA's registries?

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Are you eligible to participate in one or more of the health registries VA established to track and monitor the health of specific Veterans? Learn more: Call VA Pittsburgh’s Environmental Health Clinic at 412-822-1707 or visit

VA maintains several health registry evaluation programs to track the health of Veterans exposed to environmental hazards during military service.

What environmental exposures do the evaluation programs cover?

  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Agent Orange
  • Gulf War: burn pits; chemical and biological warfare agents; depleted uranium; oil well fires, smoke and petrochemicals; pesticides; pyridostigmine bromide (anti-nerve agent); and vaccinations (including anthrax and botulinum toxoid).
  • Depleted Uranium (DU):possible chemical hazard primarily internalized through shrapnel, contaminated wounds, or inhalation.
  • Toxic Embedded Fragment: toxic shrapnel

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