In 2020, the California State Water Resources Control Board found 62 military facilities in the state that were believed to be contaminated with PFAS, including Naval Air Station Lemoore. The presence of these dangerous substances was confirmed, and the Environmental Protection Agency is making efforts to clean up the site at the moment. What adds fuel to the fire is that the Environmental Working Group discovered multiple other contaminants on the premises of the military base, which only exacerbates the extent of toxic exposure.
What toxic agents are present on Naval Air Station Lemoore?
PFAS, which are the primary contaminant on Naval Air Station Lemoore, have been released in the environment of the base by military firefighters using AFFF. This is a very good fire suppressant that was, interestingly, developed by the U.S. Navy, but it is also very dangerous, as it contains large amounts of PFAS. AFFF can quickly extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. Regrettably, people who were stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore were inevitably exposed to PFAS, and for this reason, they should pay attention to their health. The higher the concentration of PFAS in your blood, the more prone you are to developing a serious health problem.
In addition to PFAS, the Environmental Working Group found the following harmful contaminants lurking on Naval Air Station Lemoore:
- dibromoacetic acid
- haloacetic acids
- trichloroacetic acid
If you were stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore, we encourage you to visit your doctor regularly for health checks and, most importantly, to inform them about your history of toxic exposure. Only by knowing this will they know what to look for when assessing your health. In the unfortunate event that you experience bothersome or unusual symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, as the earlier a disease is found, the more effective the treatment will be.
What diseases is PFAS exposure responsible for?
While there are numerous health problems that can be caused by exposure to PFAS, the most serious and life-threatening is cancer, which can affect various parts of your body, depending on where the highest concentration of these chemicals is. However, there are other diseases associated with PFAS exposure as well, which can also be debilitating. The following is the complete list of health issues PFAS exposure can result in and the diagnoses that deem you eligible to file a toxic exposure claim:
If you received one of these terrible diagnoses, please give our resourceful legal team a call, as we have been handling toxic exposure cases for over 25 years. Our main area of practice is toxic exposure, so we have the necessary knowledge to help you with your case. Finally, if you were pregnant during your time spent at Naval Air Station Lemoore and subsequently had a baby with health problems, we advise you to contact us as well, as you can also recover compensation on behalf of your child.