At the moment, the level of PFAS at Silver Bell Army Heliport does not exceed the current safe exposure limit of 70 ppt. However, according to the recently proposed safe exposure limits by the Environmental Protection Agency, the concentration of PFOA and PFOS in the environment of the military facility is very high. Specifically, the PFOA level exceeds the limit by 550 times, whereas the PFOS level eclipses it by 505 times. These chemicals are the most dangerous out of the PFAS group, as they have a strong connection with many cancers. Everyone who spent time at Silver Bell Army Heliport should closely monitor their health and seek medical assistance immediately if they experience unusual symptoms.
What toxic agents are lurking on Silver Bell Army Heliport?
Currently, PFAS are the only contaminants of concern at the military facility. Nevertheless, their existence alone is enough to endanger the health of service members stationed there. It is worth noting that PFAS exposure usually takes several years to several decades to lead to the development of a disease, so veterans and family members who spent time at Silver Bell Army Heliport are now at high risk of coming to struggle with a serious illness.
The source of PFAS on Silver Bell Army Heliport, as well as on nearly all the other military bases nationwide, is firefighters using AFFF, a fire suppressant that is very effective in putting out jet fuel and petroleum fires. Still, because it contains between 50% and 98% PFAS, it is highly toxic. Not only do PFAS persist in the environment for a long time, but also in the body following exposure, being able to trigger the development of a disease over the years.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Silver Bell Army Heliport?
While toxic exposure can be responsible for a myriad of health problems, veterans and family members who intend to file a claim should keep in mind that only certain diagnoses might deem them eligible. This is because their disease must have a strong association with toxic exposure, which can also be supported by medical literature. Even if you have a qualifying diagnosis, you might still not be entitled to compensation, as there are other criteria you must meet. The following are the diseases for which you can file a military base toxic exposure claim if you spent at least one cumulative year at Silver Bell Army Heliport:
If you are unsure about whether you qualify for compensation, do not hesitate to give our experienced attorneys a call, as they have been handling toxic exposure cases for over three decades. The legal process is simple and will require minimal involvement on your part, as we understand how overwhelming struggling with one of the above illnesses can be. If you are too ill to participate, you can have a family member help you, and our compassionate team will go to great lengths to simplify every step for you. Eventually, if you are eligible and our efforts are successful, you might obtain the money you deserve for your suffering.