Location: Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Years of Operation: 1942-Present
Fairchild Air Force Base opened in 1942 near Spokane, WA. This location focuses primarily on air refueling missions. The base is home to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and other tenants. The Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School also operates at the site.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Damage to the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system; irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches, nausea, loss of coordination|
Evidence of VOCs causing cancer in animals; some suspected to cause cancer in humans (source)
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs)||Allergy symptoms, reproductive issues (source)|
Various inorganic compounds have also been found at this site. If you were stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base 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.