Senators Concerned About Lymphoma Risk for Burn Pit Workers


Senators are concerned about health risks associated with burn pits, and work to get masks to military workers:

The death of Sgt. Bill McKenna, a former West Babylon resident who died of cancer after being exposed to toxic fumes in Iraq, prompted two U.S. senators yesterday to call for the use of respirator masks near "burn pits" employed to dispose of military refuse.

McKenna, 41, died last week in Florida and was buried Monday on Long Island after suffering from a rare form of lymphoma discovered after he had been discharged.

The father of two had been stationed near a burn pit at the former Balad Air Base in Iraq and his exposure to toxins has been linked to his condition."

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