Lung ailments rise among Iraq, Afghan veterans

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June 20, 2011
New York Times    
Posted in News, PND News

"In 2009, a major survey of military personnel, the Millennium Cohort Study, found that 14 percent of troops who had deployed reported new breathing problems, compared with 10 percent among those who had not deployed. Though the percentage difference seems small, when extrapolated over the 2 million troops deployed since 2001, the survey suggested that at least 80,000 additional service members had developed postdeployment breathing problems. But now a fierce debate is underway over just how long-lasting and severe those problems really are." (06/20/11)  

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