May 6, 2010
Dan Rather investigates potential health risks posed by burn pits
Reporting on burn pits that have often been used as a method of waste disposal on U.S. military bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Dan Rather speaks with soldiers, veterans, doctors and other experts to explore the potential health risks posed by burn pits and investigates the claims of those who have alleged a link between their illnesses and exposure to burn pit emissions during their service abroad.
Dan Rather on Burn Pits
Dan Rather's complete investigation into burn pits aired Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8 p.m. (EDT) on HDNet's Dan Rather Reports.
The program focuses on American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan now suffering from serious illnesses unrelated to combat and explores not only the potential environmental effects of burn pit fumes but also the alleged effects on human health.