VA to launch research initiative on toxic exposures

VA to launch research initiative on toxic exposures
The Department of Veterans Affairs will launch a major research initiative in fiscal 2021 on military environmental exposures and their connection to diseases in veterans and their offspring, the VA’s chief of research development said Wednesday.

VA researchers have been speaking with veterans about the environmental toxins they think encountered on the battlefield and aboard military bases, Rachel Romani told attendees at an event in Washington on prostate cancer in veterans.

As a result, VA is in the planning stages for “major investment in toxic exposures” that will “cut across all research at the VA,” she said.

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