Out of the 9,000 chemicals making up the PFAS class, PFOS and PFOA are the most harmful, as they have a strong connection with multiple cancers. The current level of PFAS at Marine Corps Logistics Base – Barstow is nearly twice over the current safe exposure limit. However, the PFOS and PFOA level greatly exceeds the recently proposed limits by the Environmental Protection Agency. Specifically, the PFOS concentration is 1,700 times over the new safe exposure limit, whereas the PFOA concentration is 8,750 times over it. Consequently, veterans should closely monitor their health and seek medical assistance if they experience unusual symptoms, as the diseases PFAS exposure can cause sometimes take over a decade to develop.
What toxic agents are lurking on Marine Corps Logistics Base – Barstow?
In addition to PFAS, there are other toxic agents present on Marine Corps Logistics Base – Barstow. The military base is now a Superfund site, and the Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out intense cleanup endeavors to remove hazardous substances from the installation. Most of the waste generated by the military base has been vehicle-related and war surplus. Investigations by the Marine Corps have found 38 areas of contamination on the installation.
Volatile organic compounds are also lurking on Marine Corps Logistics Base – Barstow. Soil containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was removed from the Industrial Waste Disposal Area on base in 1997. Still, PFAS remain the contaminants of concern at the military base, as the remaining toxic agents are currently being removed by the agency. Exposure to multiple harmful chemicals only worsened the extent of toxic exposure among service members and veterans.
What diseases can toxic exposure on Marine Corps Logistics Base – Barstow cause?
Although toxic exposure can be responsible for numerous diseases, veterans and family members who intend to file a claim should keep in mind that only certain diagnoses might deem them eligible to pursue financial compensation. This is because their illness must have a strong association with toxic exposure that can also be supported by medical literature. The following are the diseases for which veterans and family members who spent one cumulative year or longer at Marine Corps Logistics Base – Barstow can file a claim:
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