When an individual signs up for the Marines, they expect to put their life on the line. They know there is a chance that they will be shot at, putLearn 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
The PACT Act was signed into law by President Biden on August 8, 2022, but active duty service members in Afghanistan, Syria, and Egypt are stillLearn More
In the early 1980s, two on-base water supply systems at the Camp Lejeune military base were contaminated with toxic chemicals and volatile organicLearn 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
It is surprising how much controversy can exist over medical issues. Take COPD, for example. COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, anLearn More
United States military service members all over the country may have been exposed to environmental hazards while stationed at certain military bases.Learn More
Gulf War Syndrome, or Gulf War Illness, is the name for the symptoms that certain Persian Gulf War Veterans experience. Since the end of the 1991Learn 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
Agent Orange vs. RoundUp: Understanding The Health Effects of Weed Killers In the 1960s, the United States started using herbicides with the chemicalLearn 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