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Toxic Exposure Benefits
Being a member of the United States military comes with its own inherent risks and safety hazards but what about when those hazards could have been avoided? All too often, many of these hazards are invisible such as asbestos, radioactive materials, contaminants in the drinking water, and more that eventually lead to serious chronic conditions such as different cancers, respiratory issues, and others just to name some examples. Unfortunately, the U.S. Military has decades of toxic hazards that veterans were exposed to depending on when and where they served. In this section of our blog, we detail all the contaminants, hazardous materials, and toxic materials that we are aware of and what the path to VA disability benefits looks like for those issues. Normally, we would also speak of Agent Orange, a herbicide used during the Vietnam War, but the sheer amount of information uncovered about this chemical deserves its own section found here.
Here are our top 10 blogs on Toxic Exposure:
- What are the Dangers of Burn Pit Exposure?
- VA Benefits and Compensation for Burn Pit Exposure
- The Dangers of Fire Fighting Foam Explained!
- Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: VA Benefits
- Dangers of Asbestos Exposure in Military Service
- Fort McClellan and Toxic Exposures | VA Disability
- Guide to VA compensation for Kidney Cancer (Renal)
- VA Benefits for Jet Fuel Exposure
- RoundUp vs. Agent Orange: More Similar than You Think!
- Atomic Vets
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: VA Benefits U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is an east coast military base in Jacksonville, NorthLearn More
Could I Have Been Exposed to Toxins at Ft. McClellan? Fort McClellan, Alabama is a chemical exposure nightmare in the United States. TheLearn More
Gulf War Syndrome, Anthrax Vaccine, Squalene: What Made Service Members Ill? Gulf War Syndrome, or Gulf War Illness, is the name for the symptomsLearn More
Guide to Service Connection for Renal (Kidney) Cancer Many veterans deal with cancer. Exposure to chemicals while on base or during deployment canLearn More
Jet Propellant-4: Understanding Jet Fuel Exposure Syndrome Symptoms Military personnel overseas and on U.S. bases have been exposed to a variety ofLearn More
NEW! Listen to this blog by pressing the “Play” button below! What are Burn Pits? Burn pits are open-air, uncontrolled areas used by theLearn More
During the Vietnam War and Gulf War, the United States military used large amounts of jet propulsion fuel known as JP-4 and JP-8 that may haveLearn More
Agent Orange vs. RoundUp: Understanding The Health Effects of Weed Killers In the 1960s, the United States started using herbicides with the chemicalLearn More
VA Benefits for Burn Pit Exposure The use of burn pits was a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. ManyLearn More
What is fire fighting foam? Perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOS and PFOA, are man-made chemicals used to makeLearn More
Burn Pits Still Flaming High As the Senate and House continue to work to pass the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act; US troops andLearn More