11 Jan '18, 6pm

Biden Links Burn Pits, National Guard Son's Cancer Death

Biden Links Burn Pits, National Guard Son's Cancer Death

The brain cancer that killed former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Maj. Beau Biden, might have been caused by burn pit exposure in Kosovo and Iraq, Biden said in a recent interview. "Science has recognized there are certain carcinogens when people are exposed to them. Depending on the quantities and the amount in the water and the air, [they] can have a carcinogenic impact on the body," he said in a PBS NewsHour interview early this month . Beau Biden, a judge advocate general (JAG) officer in the Delaware National Guard , died from brain cancer in 2015. He had been deployed to Iraq in 2009, and worked as a civilian lawyer with the U.S. attorney's office in Kosovo. A book published last year, "The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers," by former Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Hickman, includes a chapter on Beau Biden's cancer and its possible links to burn pit exposure....

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