U.S. President Joe Biden, who sent his eldest son Bo, a former Iraqi veteran, took action on Veterans Day to deal with the treatment of veterans exposed to harmful environments.
The White House said in a statement that “exposure to pollutants and hazardous environments is a significant threat to the health of all veterans, but veterans have struggled to get adequate treatment.”
The White House will ease the rule that requires proving that the disease is caused by an environmental problem before receiving assistance, and if there is sufficient evidence to suspect a causal relationship, it will allow them to receive support such as treatment even before personal attestation is made. I did.
In addition, symptoms such as asthma and rhinitis will be included in the scope of support, and we will focus on identifying the causal relationship between exposure to toxic substances and rare respiratory cancer or bronchitis.
President Biden lost his 46-year-old eldest son, Bo, to brain cancer in 2015 while serving as vice president.
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