Health Risk Assessment, Burn Pit Exposures, Balad Air Base, Iraq
DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA FALLS CHURCH United States
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The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and Readiness Ms. Ellen P. Embrey in her memorandum dated 29 February 2008, requested the Defense Health Board to review and comment on the Draft Health Risk Assessment, Burn Pit Exposures, Balad Air Base, Iraq. The Boards findings regarding the Balad risk assessment are listed below. In addition, the Board was asked to comment generally on the risk assessment process, including quality control measures employed in combat environments, and to offer recommendations, if any, for future assessments. The Boards general recommendation will follow in a subsequent report.
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