Thanks to the Honoring Our PACT Act, toxic exposure is recognized as a “cost of war.” It covers medical costs for 23 respiratory illnesses and cancers linked to toxins military members may be exposed to and gives them easier access to VA benefits and support for those who selflessly served their country.

The PACT Act allows victims to sue the government. It provides better protection and avenues for military personnel to seek healthcare coverage when exposed to toxins while in service or training. Many veterans have developed illnesses because of their service, including those harmed by VOCs in the water at Camp Lejeune. The legislation also provides an opportunity to hold those liable responsible.