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Exposed to airborne hazards, veterans struggle to breathe

Clip: 07/20/2018 | 10m

Among the more than 2.5 million men and women who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are many veterans -- exposed to sandstorms, burn pits and other hazards -- who suffer from a mysterious pulmonary illness, as well as the confusion and doubt that surrounds their condition. The NewsHour's Dan Sagalyn reports, with narration from Nick Schifrin.

Aired: 07/20/18

Rating: NR

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