The U.S. government selected Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a missile testing range in 1947. This site is located on Cape Kennedy. The German V-2 rocket launched from this facility in 1950. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station oversaw numerous launches during the 20th century, but activity declined when operations were transferred to the nearby Kennedy Space Center. Today, this base is home to the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s 45th Space Wing.
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 worked or were stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, 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.