During the last century, over 5,500 people lived on Eielson Air Force Base. The military training of new recruits involved the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a very effective but toxic fire suppressant, as it contains PFAS, a group of hazardous chemicals. Once these substances are released into the environment, they remain there forever, which is why they are often referred to as forever chemicals. Exposure to PFAS can lead to the development of multiple serious diseases since these chemicals are known carcinogens. As a result, numerous veterans and their family members came to struggle with awful diseases following exposure to PFAS. Nevertheless, there were also other toxic agents present on Eielson Air Force Base in addition to PFAS.
What toxic agents were present on Eielson Air Force Base?
While PFAS were the primary contaminant lurking on Eielson Air Force Base, there were other toxic agents present as well on this military base, exposure to which can increase the risk of developing a serious disease. However, it is important to know that it may take several years following toxic exposure for a disease to occur since hazardous chemicals gradually damage the organs and tissues they reach in the body. The following were the other toxic agents present on Eielson Air Force Base during the last century:
- polychlorinated biphenyl
- volatile organic compounds
If you were stationed at Eielson Air Force Base and experience distressing symptoms, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure. Similarly, if one of the family members who were stationed with you at this military base notices a new onset of symptoms, please visit a doctor, as the risk of coming to suffer from a serious disease as a result of toxic exposure is high.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Eielson Air Force Base?
Exposure to PFAS, as well as to other toxic agents, is linked to numerous awful diseases, which may occur immediately or several years after you came in contact with the hazardous chemicals. If you were stationed at Eielson Air Force Base, it is crucial to look out for symptoms and seek medical attention as soon as you notice that something is not right with your health. The following diseases have a strong causal relation with exposure to the toxic agents present on Eielson Air Force Base:
It is worthy of note that if you develop any other type of cancer, you are still eligible for filing a personal injury claim against Eielson Air Force Base, as well as a VA claim if you are a veteran since exposure to the toxic agents present on this military base has a strong link to malignant diseases. Therefore, regardless of the cancer type, you struggle with, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm, which specializes in toxic exposure cases, and we will gladly help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.