Guide to Service Connection for Renal (Kidney) Cancer Many veterans deal with cancer. Exposure to chemicals while on base or during deployment canLearn More
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
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
Agent Orange vs. RoundUp: Understanding The Health Effects of Weed Killers In the 1960s, the United States started using herbicides with the chemicalLearn 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
Military Asbestos Exposure: What Veterans Should Know Individuals who served the United States armed forces may have experienced asbestos exposure inLearn More
Why is DOD still using Burn Pits? Even with the dangers and consequences of burn pit exposure, the DOD is still utilizing them today. The U.S.Learn More
Sarcoidosis is a disease that causes a small collection of cell growths (granulomas) that become inflamed in the body. The exact cause of sarcoidosisLearn More
Most US Veterans who worked around asbestos and have an asbestos related lung condition know to apply for VA disability compensation benefits. At HillLearn More
First off, what is asbestos, this toxic substance we frequently hear about? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in rocks andLearn More
I have written previously about Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and the diseases associated with its contaminated water. Additionally, blogs haveLearn More
Atomic Vets are defined by the VA as veterans who participated in specific events that exposed them to radiation. These events include: AbovegroundLearn More
Living in and near Air Force bases most of my life, my daughter’s favorite saying was “Jet Noise, the sound of Freedom.” We all had the bumperLearn More