There are numerous activities that have been generating hazardous waste on Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base. However, the most serious is the use of AFFF, a popular fire suppressant, which releases PFAS in the environment. Because PFAS are "forever chemicals", they remain there indefinitely, as they do not break down. Exposure to PFAS can lead to the occurrence of very serious, even life-threatening diseases and occurs via inhalation and ingestion.
What toxic agents are present on Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base?
PFAS are the main contaminants on Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, polluting the air, soil, and groundwater of the military base. Everyone who spends time on this military installation is unavoidably exposed to PFAS, which may greatly endanger their life. The longer your stay at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base is, the higher your risk of coming to struggle with a disease is. Nevertheless, there are other toxic agents lurking on this military base, including the following:
- waste oils
The existence of more than one contaminant on the military base only exacerbates the extent of toxic exposure, increasing the risk for people who are stationed there to develop terrible health problems. Military firefighters are the most susceptible to coming to struggle with cancer as a consequence of PFAS exposure from their regular use of AFFF. In fact, the cancer death rate among firefighters is 14% higher than that of the rest of the population, and exposure to PFAS definitely plays a role in this grim statistic.
What health problems can PFAS exposure cause?
As previously mentioned, cancer is the most serious health issue exposure to PFAS can result in and can grow on many organs and tissues in the body, depending on where the largest amount of these chemicals is found. Nonetheless, there are other diagnoses that have a strong causal relation with PFAS exposure. These are all the health problems exposure to PFAS can cause, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible to file a toxic exposure claim:
If you had the misfortune of receiving one of the diagnoses above and were stationed at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, we strongly encourage you to give our legal team a call, as you are most likely entitled to financial compensation. Lastly, if you are a woman who was pregnant during her stay at this military base and your baby was subsequently born with health issues, you should also contact us, as you can obtain compensation on behalf of your child.