In 1992, England Air Force Base was permanently closed and the Environmental Protection Agency is currently striving to remove the PFAS from the site, as this group of chemicals is known as forever chemicals, which means that once they are released into the environment, they remain there forever. Nevertheless, the Environmental Protection Agency found several ways in which PFAS can be removed from military bases. Today, England Air Force Base is a Superfund site. In the unfortunate event that you are a veteran or the family member of one who came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure, please contact our law firm, which specializes in pursuing toxic exposure cases, and our attorneys will gladly help you recover the money you are entitled to.
What toxic agents were present on England Air Force Base?
The only hazardous substance present on England Air Force Base was PFAS, out of which PFOS and PFOA are the most studied chemicals. When military personnel would use AFFF in firefighting training, they would inevitably release PFOS and PFOA in the environment, where these toxic agents would remain forever, since they are forever chemicals. Exposure to PFOA is very dangerous, particularly when it occurs over a long period of time, as it can lead to the development of numerous terrible diseases. Thereby, veterans and the family members who were stationed with them at England Air Force Base need to pay close attention to their health and seek medical attention as soon as they notice a new onset of distressing symptoms.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at England Air Force Base?
There are numerous diseases that exposure to the PFAS in AFFF can lead to, especially cancer. If you are a veteran who spent time at England Air Force Base during the last century and experience unusual symptoms, we strongly advise you to visit a doctor, as you may have developed a serious disease. The following are the diseases with the strongest causal relation to PFAS exposure:
It is important to know that any type of cancer qualifies you for applying for compensation, as exposure to PFAS is linked to numerous malignant diseases. Therefore, if you suffer from cancer as a veteran who was stationed at England Air Force Base or the family member of one who spent time at this military base with them, please contact our law firm, as we specialize in pursuing toxic exposure cases and will gladly help you file a claim in order to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.