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
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
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
Requirements for Service Connection – Overview The regulation on service connection for claims involving ionizing radiation exposureLearn More
When most of us think of arsenic, we think of old mystery movies, plays, or Agatha Christie novels, where it is used as a poisonous murder weapon.Learn More
Data from the defense department shows that complaints of lung problems in troops rose from 406 per 10,000 in 2001 to 744 per 10,000 in 2013.Learn More
In a previous post, I discussed an overview of Parkinson’s disease and how the VA rates it. There are additional benefits that are especially relevantLearn More
The VA recently announced that they have determined 8 diseases are presumptively caused by consuming the contaminated drinking water at the CampLearn More
A number of my articles have discussed Camp Lejeune and the potential for new presumptions based on exposure to toxic chemicals while stationed on theLearn More
In September, I wrote about Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In that post, I discussed a brief history of Camp Lejeune and the waterLearn More
In a previous blog post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s, and how exposure to harsh chemicals has been known to cause thisLearn More
Imagine a chemical that is released quite readily into the surrounding air, and is highly soluble in water, so it can contaminate food and drinkingLearn More