Veterans in Texas who were exposed to the toxic smoke from open burn pits during deployments to Southwest Asia could soon have another avenue to document their health concerns.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at the end of May signed into law House Bill 306, the Service Member and Veteran Open Burn Pit Registry Act. The bill will allow the state’s Department of State Health Services to create a registry compatible with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. | 254-501-7554

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