A Proposed Detoxification Program for Armed Services Veterans
Dr. David Root, M.D., M.P.H. presented a fascinating overview of a program aimed at saving the lives of over 170,000 veterans who suffer from Agent Orange Poisoning and to similar toxic exposure.
Dr. Root is a Board-Certified Occupational Medicine specialist with more than forty years of professional experience. Prior to entering private practice, he ¬ served more than twenty years in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon. As the Medical Director of an occupational medical facility in Sacramento, California, he has supervised the detoxification of more than 3,500 individuals suffering from the effects of occupational or environmental exposure to toxic chemicals and drugs.
Also featured was Joe Higgins, a former Marine and one of the most highly regarded ¬firefighters in FDNY. Joe trained almost half the current force. He was a member of a delegation of four FDNY firefighters and two members of NYPD who traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to thank US troops for their help.