Health Warning For Veterans

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Local soldiers could have been exposed to dangerous chemicals while stationed in Iraq.

The Disabled Veterans Magazine reports that soldiers stationed at Balad just north of Baghdad could have been exposed to a long list of toxic chemicals.

They were released in waste that was incinerated in an open air burning pit. Members of the 1257th transportation unit, based in Huntington, were stationed at the base for more than a year back in 2006.

Military doctors say any veteran that was stationed at the base
should call their national service officer to see if they could be at risk for any health problems.

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