Burn Pit & Exposures

Are you a Veteran or Servicemember who deployed to the Southwest Asia theater of operations on or after August 2, 1990 OR Afghanistan or Djibouti after September 11, 2001 ?


Why sign up?️

1️⃣ Document your exposures and health concerns.

2️⃣ Improve awareness of long-term health for you and all Veterans.

3️⃣ Learn about follow up care at the VA.

4️⃣ Satisfaction from helping other Veterans and Service members.


VA established this registry in 2014 to put data to work for Veterans and help us better understand the potential health effects of exposure to airborne hazards during military service. By joining the registry, you can provide information that will help VA provide better care to all Veterans.

You are eligible to participate if you served in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield (ODS), New Dawn (OND), or Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) *.

You are encouraged to join even if:

  • You don't think you were exposed to specific airborne hazards.

  • You are not experiencing symptoms or illnesses you think are related to your exposures.

  • You have not filed a VA claim for compensation and benefits or applied for VA health care **.

  • You are still an active-duty service member or have returned to active service.


Please Note: If you were deployed before 9/11, were a part of special forces, or were re-deployed within three months, you may get a notification in the registry portal that you do not have an eligible deployment. This is due to technical constraints and does not necessarily mean you are not eligible. To continue completing the questionnaire please click the blue banner that says "Request Eligibility Review" and follow the additional steps.

Environmental Health Coordinators

Below is a directory of VA Environmental Health Coordinators by state and U.S. territory. Veterans may contact their local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about registry evaluations or health concerns related to military exposures. You may also wish to see the directory for the lead Environmental Health Coordinator in each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN).