According to records, AFFF, the fire suppressant that is responsible for PFAS contamination, has been used on the premises of Naval Air Station Meridian, which means that these chemicals are present in the environment of the military base. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry stated that it would continue providing technical support to the U.S. Navy with regard to the mitigation of PFAS contamination on Naval Air Station Meridian. Because AFFF contains PFAS, these hazardous chemicals are certainly present in this military installation.
What toxic agents are lurking on Naval Air Station Meridian?
Naval Air Station Meridian is a Superfund site at the moment, meaning that the Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out cleanup activities on the premises of the military base to remove PFAS, as well as other contaminants of concern that are present there. However, PFAS are the main toxic agents lurking on this military base, and their existence is enough to endanger the health of members of the military and civilians who are staying on the site.
As mentioned above, the source of PFAS on military bases such as Naval Air Station Meridian is the use of AFFF by military firefighters and trainees for Class B fires. With the employment of AFFF comes the release of PFAS in the environment, where they persist forever, as they do not break down. It is only by virtue of the cleanup efforts of organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency that these chemicals can be removed from the military base.
What health issues can exposure to PFAS on military bases cause?
The most terrible disease exposure to PFAS can result in is undoubtedly cancer, which can occur on numerous parts of the body, depending on where the largest amount of these chemicals is. Nonetheless, many other health problems are associated with PFAS exposure, which can also be very serious and even deadly. The following is the list of diagnoses you can receive if you were exposed to PFAS on the military base for 1 cumulative year or longer:
If you have one of the diagnoses above, you are strongly encouraged to give our law firm a call, as we specialize in toxic exposure and can help you recover financial compensation for your unjust suffering. Our attorneys will file a toxic exposure claim on your behalf with the responsible AFFF manufacturers. Finally, if you spent time at Naval Air Station Meridian while you were pregnant and your child was subsequently born with health problems, you should also contact us, as you can obtain compensation for your baby.