At the moment, the PFAS level in the environment of the military facility is 60 ppt, while the current safe exposure limit is 70 ppt. Still, according to the recently proposed new safe exposure limits by the Environmental Protection Agency, the concentration of PFOS and PFOA at Coventry Training Site is very high. These chemicals are the most harmful out of the PFAS group, as they have a strong association with cancer. While the PFOS level exceeds the safe exposure limit by 65 times, the PFOA level eclipses it by 1,000 times. Veterans and family members who lived at this military installation should keep a close eye on their health and seek medical attention if they experience unusual symptoms, as they are at risk of developing serious diseases.
What toxic agents are present on Coventry Training Site?
Right now, the only contaminants of concern lurking on Coventry Training Site are PFAS. Nevertheless, their presence alone is enough to endanger the health of service members currently training there, as even exposure to low concentrations can lead to the development of a terrible disease. The source of PFAS on this military installation and on other 700 nationwide is firefighters using AFFF to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. While the fire suppressant is very effective, it sometimes contains 98% “forever chemicals.”
It is worth noting that PFOS and PFOA are not the only chemicals from this group polluting Coventry Training Site, as there are at least eight others present in its environment. The existence of so many toxic agents at the military facility only worsens the extent of toxic exposure among service members. However, veterans who spent time there are also at risk of developing a serious illness, as exposure to PFAS usually results in a disease within several years to several decades after the first contact with the chemicals.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Coventry Training Site?
Although toxic exposure can be responsible for countless health problems, veterans and family members who intend to file a claim should know that only certain diagnoses might make them eligible. This is because their disease must have a strong connection with toxic exposure, which can also be supported by medical evidence. Even with a qualifying diagnosis, you might still not be entitled to compensation, as there are other requirements you have to meet. These are the diagnoses for which people who spent at least one cumulative year at Coventry Training Site can file a claim:
With over 30 years of experience in handling toxic exposure cases, our attorneys will gladly help you determine whether you are entitled to financial compensation. The legal process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone, as we are well aware that most toxic exposure victims are in a lot of physical and emotional pain. Eligible veterans and family members will promptly have their military base toxic exposure claims filed, as we understand that many need extra money to afford treatment, which can be very expensive.