What toxic chemicals were present at the contaminated military bases?

Without a doubt, the most prevalent contaminants on military bases nationwide were PFAS. However, because of the military’s activity, many other chemicals ended up contaminating the environment of these installations, such as vinyl chloride, benzene, and tetrachloroethylene.

Up to 600,000 troops might have been exposed to toxic chemicals on military bases nationwide

Toxic chemicals present at the contaminated military bases

The presence of these hazardous substances on military bases only worsened the extent of toxic exposure service members experienced, which makes veterans more likely to develop serious diseases today.

Because toxic exposure causes health problems only within several years to several decades, it was only recently that veterans came to struggle with life-threatening diseases.

If you were stationed at a military facility with known toxic contamination and have a qualifying diagnosis, do not hesitate to reach out to our attorneys, as you might be eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim.

While perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a group of over 9,000 dangerous chemicals known as PFAS, were the main contaminants on military bases across the country, other toxic substances lurked on these facilities during the last century.

Many of these harmful chemicals are carcinogens and teratogens, meaning that exposure can result in malignant diseases and congenital malformations. The following are other toxic chemicals present on military bases:

  • acetone
  • benzene
  • 2-butanone
  • carbon tetrachloride
  • trichloroethylene
  • perchloroethylene
  • chlordane
  • 1,2- dichloroethane
  • methylene chloride
  • polychlorinated biphenyl
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • tetrachloroethylene
  • toluene
  • vinyl chloride
  • halogenated hydrocarbons
  • trihalomethanes
  • xylene

File your military base toxic exposure claim with the assistance of our attorneys

Anyone who spent one year or longer on military bases is at high risk of developing a disease today. If you are in this unfortunate situation, whether as a veteran or a family member of one, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, as they have over 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims. To initiate the legal process, you only have to send in your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

Family members will have to provide our legal team with evidence of their stay at the military base and prove their relationship to the veteran they lived with, in addition to their medical records. After a thorough case evaluation, we will let you know whether you are eligible to file a claim. Eligible individuals will have their claims filed as soon as possible, and if our efforts are fruitful, they will eventually receive the maximum compensation they deserve.

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