Kansas Senator Moran (R-KS) has introduced legislation to investigate health conditions of children of Veterans exposed to toxins like Agent Orange.
Labeled the 'Toxic Exposure Research Act' is supported by the Vietnam Veterans of America and AMVETS.
“The Toxic Exposure Research Act is about addressing the painful, residual wounds of war that may impact a service member’s family long after the military operation is over – wounds that may not be evident until decades later when passed on to children and generations to follow,” Sen. Moran said. “The Toxic Exposure Research Act is a necessary step toward making certain our military men and women and their descendants will be properly cared for in the future. We must keep our promise to our veterans and their families, who have made great sacrifices for the sake of our country’s security and our freedom.”
Veterans have claimed increased problems like cancer and birth defects, however there has been little research into potential multi-generation toxin problems.
Posted by Greg Palmer