At Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, the current PFAS level exceeds the current safe exposure limit by nearly two times. Still, according to the recently proposed maximum limits for PFOS and PFOA, these chemicals are lurking on the military installation in very high concentrations. While the PFOS level is 75 times over the new safe exposure limit, the PFOS level is 8,500 times over it. These substances are the most studied out of the PFAS group and have the strongest association with various cancers. They are present on nearly all military bases nationwide.
What toxic agents are lurking on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site?
Currently, PFAS are the only known toxic contaminants at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site. However, their presence is enough to endanger the health of service members and veterans, as the diseases exposure can cause usually develop within several years to several decades. The source of PFAS at the military base is firefighters using AFFF, a very effective but dangerous fire suppressant, as it sometimes contains 98% PFAS.
A sliver of hope is a recent Pentagon announcement that it will completely replace AFFF with PFAS-free firefighting foam by 2024. While this will prevent further contamination on military bases such as Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, the damage has been done, and it will take decades for the Environmental Protection Agency to fully remove these hazardous chemicals from the 700 military bases they now lurk on.
What diseases can toxic exposure at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site cause?
Toxic exposure can be responsible for a myriad of health problems, but only certain diagnoses might qualify veterans and family members for compensation. Because their illness must have a strong connection with toxic exposure, only some diseases caused by toxic exposure might deem them eligible to file a claim. Even so, there are other eligibility requirements they have to meet. The following are the diagnoses for which veterans and family members who lived at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site for one cumulative year or longer can file a claim:
If you developed one of the above diseases and spent time at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm. Since 1990, we have been providing quality assistance to toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans in your situation. If you worry that you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you should not give up, as our compassionate legal team will take care of the most complex aspects on your behalf. The legal process will require minimal involvement on your part.