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Korean War Exposures

USFK sprayed defoliant from 1955 to 1995, new testimony suggests
Accounts have also emerged about defoliant spraying in the DMZ during the mid-1950s. Speaking to the Hankyoreh on Monday, seventy-seven-year-old retired Army First Sergeant Eum Do-nam of Yeoncheon County said, “While I was working at the Army’s 15th Infantry Division at Baengma-goji [in Cheolwon County, Gangwon] in 1955, the U.S. military carried out aerial spraying of defoliant in the DMZ three or four times a month with helicopters and other aircraft.” Learn more

Toxic Military Exposures

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Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards Exposures from working with chemicals, paints, and machinery during service. Learn more

Non-Toxic Military Exposures

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Noise

Harmful sounds from guns, equipment, and machinery that is often experienced during service. Learn more
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Cold Injuries

Possible health problems from cold-weather injuries, especially during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. Learn more

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs
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