Military Toxic Exposure Virtual Conference Introduces New Bill to Bring National Awareness

SAN ANTONIO, Texas , Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — From 2001 to 2011, 2.7 million U.S. troops were deployed to Iraq…

SAN ANTONIO, Texas , Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — From 2001 to 2011, 2.7 million U.S. troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. In times of war, thousands of soldiers are susceptible to life-threatening situations, including exposure to toxic emissions from nearby burn pits which causes chronic health conditions. In an effort to advocate for better healthcare benefits for veterans, Grunt Style and Burn Pits 360, will be hosting the Military Toxic Exposure Virtual Conference (MTEC) on Friday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Although the Veterans Administration has established an official burn pit registry for inflicted veterans, the department has denied several claims and does not permit service members to submit updated health information or allow dependents to submit a death entry by proxy. The conference will highlight the long-term health effects of toxic exposure from burn pits and introduce new legislation being proposed to reform current veteran affairs policies. MTEC will be livestreamed on Grunt Style’s official Facebook channel and will feature notable guests and healthcare experts including:

  • Jon Stewart, Political Commentator, Actor

    and Guest of Honor
  • Dr. Anthony Szema, Zucker School of

    Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell
  • Dr. Robert Miller, Associate Professor at

    Vanderbilt University
  • David Shulkin, Former Veteran Affairs

    Secretary
  • John Feal, Fealgood Foundation
  • Kerry Baker, Toxic Exposure Class Expert

    VA Appellate Practitioner

 

To learn more and register for the Military Toxic Exposure Virtual Conference, visit: https://bit.ly/MTEC2020.

«Burn pits are commonly used by the government to destroy hazardous materials such as batteries, rubber, chemicals, ammunition as well as medical and human waste,» said Tim Jensen, Chief Strategy Officer for Grunt Style. «The proximity of these burn pits to military bases left many soldiers vulnerable to their emissions, which caused devastating health conditions and thousands of deaths. MTEC 2020 aims to inform our nation’s veterans of new legislation being proposed to help secure health benefits they and their families rightfully deserve.»

«Decades of advocacy begins with the suffering, the wounded and the dead whose families are now calling on congress demanding justice. The 9/11 World Trade Center first responders were told by our government that the air was safe, they too are sick and dying,» said Rosie Torres, Executive Director for Burn Pits 360. «After a decade of building systemic momentum we partnered with Grunt Style, FealGood Foundation and Jon Stewart to apply their blueprint of advocacy. MTEC is us delivering hope to the service men and women that have borne the burden of America’s defense. It’s time we recognize these injuries as an instrumentality of war.»

ABOUT GRUNT STYLE

Founded in 2009, Grunt Style is an online patriotic lifestyle retailer designed for a new class of warriors: first-responders, military veterans and their friends and family. With four million social media followers, the company works hard to deliver the highest quality, most Patriotic apparel on the planet that is backed by its unbeatable lifetime guarantee. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Grunt Style stands behind its products, its service and its ability to America. Find out more about the company and its American-made products at gruntstyle.com and join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram at @GruntStyle.

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