Hazardous chemicals were released into the land and groundwater as a result of Naval Air Station Cecil Field activities. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 for further environmental research based on the findings of the initial environmental assessments. On October 23, 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Navy, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) signed a Federal Facilities Agreement for Naval Air Station Cecil Field. The agreement mandates the development and implementation of necessary cleaning and remedial activities to preserve public health, and the environment.
What toxic agents are present on Naval Air Station Cecil Field?
PFAS chemicals, which were initially discovered in the 1940s, are used in a wide range of commercial and home items, including everything from nonstick cookware to food packaging and water-repellent apparel. PFAS-containing foam has been used to quell high-hazard flammable liquid fires for decades.
Due to the widespread use of PFAS-based firefighting foam, also known as aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, military service personnel and their families have been exposed to disproportionately high levels of PFAS.
In addition to PFAS, many other harmful substances contaminated the military base prior to the EPA's cleanup efforts, including:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Naval Air Station Cecil Field?
Numerous ailments are related to PFAS exposure since the chemicals are detrimental to human health and may easily damage the vital organs in the body. The majority of military and family members who spent time on Naval Air Station Cecil Field were exposed to these harmful substances by inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion, although inhalation is the most frequent route of exposure.
The following are the diseases that may develop decades after exposure to PFAS, as well as the diagnosis that qualifies you for financial compensation:
If you came to struggle with life-threatening disease as a result of exposure to PFAS from the use of AFFF, either as a member of the military or as a family member of one, after spending at least one year at Naval Air Station Cecil Field you are entitled to financial compensation, which our attorneys will help you recover. Additionally, our lawyers are here to assist veterans' family members, including children born to mothers who were exposed to PFAS while pregnant.