Although the PFAS level at Fort Leonard Woods does not exceed the current safe exposure limit, it is over the recently proposed limit by the Environmental Protection Agency. Specifically, the level of these chemicals exceeds the new safe exposure limit by 466 times. Veterans who spent time at this military installation should keep a close eye on their health, as they are at high risk of developing a serious disease. The source of PFAS on Fort Leonard Wood is military firefighters using AFFF regularly, a fire suppressant containing 50% to 98% of these dangerous substances.
What toxic agents are contaminating Fort Leonard Wood?
While PFAS are the main contaminants of concern at Fort Leonard Wood, there might be other toxic agents lurking on the military base, which only worsens the degree of exposure among service members. The following substances might be present on the military base in addition to PFAS, all of which have a connection with cancer:
If you lived at Fort Leonard Wood as a service member or a family member of one and experience unusual symptoms, you should seek medical assistance immediately, as you might have developed a disease as a result of toxic exposure. Having a correct diagnosis is crucial not only for your prognosis but also for your chances of obtaining financial compensation.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Fort Leonard Wood?
Veterans and family members who spent time at Fort Leonard Wood should know that only certain diagnoses might deem them eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim. This is because, while toxic exposure can cause many diseases, only some diagnoses have a strong connection with it that can also be supported by medical literature. The following are the diagnoses for which you can seek compensation if you spent at least one cumulative year at Fort Leonard Wood:
Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, and they will gladly evaluate your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim. The legal process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone, as we understand how challenging suffering from one of the above diseases can be. We prioritize the claims of veterans and family members with cancer, as they often need extra money to afford treatment.