The operator of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is the United States Air Force and the owner is the Department of Defense. In 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency found a very high concentration of PFAS stemming from the use of AFFF in the environment of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Nevertheless, one year later, the efforts of the agency to remove the toxic chemicals from the military base came to fruition and at the moment, the site is once again safe to live on. In addition to PFAS, there were other toxic agents present on the military base, but the Environmental Protection Agency managed to clean up these hazardous substances as well. If you are a veteran who spent time on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and developed a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure, please contact our law firm to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.
What toxic agents were present on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base?
While PFAS were the primary contaminant lurking on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, there were other toxic agents present on the military site. Exposure to these harmful substances can lead to the development of numerous terrible diseases. However, it is worthy of note that disease may not occur immediately after exposure, as certain toxic agents will gradually cause damage to the organ or tissue they reach. For this reason, veterans and the family members who were stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base with them need to pay close attention to their health and seek medical attention as soon as they notice unusual symptoms. The following are the other toxic agents present on this military base:
- jet fuel
- heavy metals
- chlorinated solvents
- volatile organic compounds
- semi-volatile organic compounds
Exposure to these hazardous substances occurred by inhalation and ingestion. Regardless of the way of exposure, once they are inside the body, these toxic agents can easily reach vital organs and tissues by traveling through the bloodstream and the lymphatic system, subsequently causing serious diseases.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base?
A wide range of diseases has a causal relation with exposure to PFAS, especially cancer. Nevertheless, malignant diseases are not the only health problem exposure to PFAS can lead to, as there are numerous other conditions these harmful substances can cause in the body. These are the diseases that have a strong connection to toxic exposure that occurred at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible for filing a personal injury claim:
It is crucial to know that, if you struggle with any other type of cancer than the ones above, you are still eligible for compensation, since toxic exposure is linked to numerous malignant diseases. Thereby, regardless of the type of cancer you have, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys if you are a veteran who was the victim of toxic exposure at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base or the family member of one who was stationed at this military base with them.