Due to the acute issue of contamination on the site, Nellis Air Force Base is currently a Superfund site, and the Environmental Protection Agency is striving to remove PFAS and the other toxic agents from the military base. However, this is a very challenging process, as PFAS are "forever chemicals" that, once released in the environment, do not break down. Similarly, if PFAS enter your body via inhalation or ingestion, you cannot eliminate them, and their presence may lead to the development of serious health problems over the years.
What hazardous agents are present on Nellis Air Force Base?
The primary contaminants of concern on Nellis Air Force Base are PFAS, which stem from military firefighters and trainees using AFFF to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires. AFFF is a fire suppressant that was developed by the U.S. Navy together with the notorious 3M company in 1966 and has since been employed to put out Class B fires. Nevertheless, it is very dangerous, as it contains a high concentration of PFAS. The other contaminants present on Nellis Air Force Base include the following:
- dibromoacetic acid
- haloacetic acids
- nitrate and nitrite
Because there are multiple hazardous agents lurking in the environment of Nellis Air Force Base, people who are stationed there have a very high risk of coming to struggle with a life-threatening disease. The longer your stay at the military base, the greater your chances of developing a disease are. If you were exposed to PFAS on Nellis Air Force Base, we highly recommend you undergo regular medical examinations so that your healthcare provider can detect a potential disease in the early stages.
What diseases can PFAS exposure on Nellis Air Force Base result in?
The most harrowing disease exposure to PFAS can cause is cancer, which can affect various organs and tissues in the body, depending on where the highest concentration of these dangerous chemicals has accumulated. Nevertheless, there are other serious health issues PFAS exposure can result in. The following is the complete list of diagnoses that have a strong link to PFAS exposure, as well as the diseases that qualify you for filing a toxic exposure claim:
In the regrettable event that you came to struggle with one of these health problems, you should give our resourceful legal team a call, as you are most likely entitled to financial compensation for your physical and emotional suffering. It is noteworthy that if you were pregnant while you were staying at Nellis Air Force Base and your baby was born with health issues, you can also file a claim with the help of our attorneys to recover compensation on behalf of your child.