The military acquired the land for Avon Park Army Force Range starting in 1942. During World War II, the site became a training base for B-17 aircraft crews. The air force stored and tested bombs at this facility. Air force officials expanded the site during the 20th century, continuing testing and training operations. This location now includes 82,000 acres of public-access recreational land.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you were stationed at Avon Park Air Force Range and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.