The fire suppressant AFFF was devised by the U.S. Navy and the 3M company in 1966. Ever since, it has been used by military firefighters to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires, releasing tremendous amounts of PFAS. For this reason, the environment of Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is now heavily contaminated with these hazardous chemicals. While the current PFAS level at the military base is unknown, the facility is a Superfund site, and the Environmental Protection Agency is currently performing cleanup activities to remove contaminants from the area.
What toxic agents are present on Iowa Army Ammunition Plant?
In addition to PFAS, there are other toxic contaminants polluting the environment of Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, the most concerning being royal demolition explosive and depleted uranium. The following are other harmful substances contaminating the military base:
Volatile organic compounds are also present on Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, which only worsens toxic exposure among service members. Still, veterans who spent time at the military base during the last century have the highest risk of developing a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant?
While toxic exposure can result in many health issues, veterans and family members who want to file a claim should know that only certain diagnoses might deem them eligible. This is because just some diseases have a strong association with toxic exposure that can also be supported by medical evidence. These are the diagnoses that can make you entitled to financial compensation if you lived at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant for one cumulative year or longer:
Because we understand how difficult struggling with a serious disease can be, our legal team will go to great lengths to make the process as simple as possible for you. Our attorneys have been assisting toxic exposure victims, among which are many veterans, since 1990, so they have what it takes to assess your situation and determine whether you are eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim.