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
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
Matthew Hill: Hello, and welcome to another Hill and Ponton VA video blog. I'm Matthew Hill, here with Carol Ponton. Matthew Hill: Today we want toLearn 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
As you may have heard in the news, the VA has finally recognized 8 conditions that are associated with the contaminated drinking water at CampLearn More
Veterans who were exposed to asbestos while in service and developed a disease related to asbestos exposure may receive service-connected compensationLearn More
In a recent post, I discussed the accidental radiation exposure that a large number of veterans suffered from in 1966. For those of you who did notLearn More
On a cold winter night in 1966, a B-52G silently flew over the small village of Palomares, Spain. The bomber was part of the US Air Force’s StrategicLearn More