The Florence Prisoner of War Camp opened in 1943 during World War II. It was open for three years, holding over 9,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. After the war was over, the site became a minimum security prison and then a hospital.
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 employed as a guard or other military personnel at Camp Florence, and have 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.