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.*
|Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs)||Potential Effects||-||-||-|
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Potential Effects||Acute hepatocellular injury (Hepatitis)||Scleroderma, Renal (kidney) cancer, Psychiatric disturbances, Lymphoma non Hodgkin's, Hepatocellular cancer (Liver cancer), Fetotoxicity (Miscarriage/spontaneous abortion; stillbirth), Decreased Coordination/ Dysequilibrium, Cirrhosis, Childhood Leukemias, Cardiac congenital malformations, Autoimmune antibodies, positive ANA, Arrhythmias||Trigeminal neuropathy, Testicular cancer, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's phenomenon, Prostate cancer, Peripheral neuropathy, Pancreatitis, Pancreatic cancer, Oral clefts (cleft lip and palate), Neural tube defects/CNS malformations, Nephrotic syndrome, Multiple myeloma, Lung cancer, Low birth weight/Small for Gestational Age, Immune suppression, Hodgkin's Disease (lymphoma), Genitourinary malformations (includes cryptorchidism, hypospadias), Cognitive impairment (includes impaired learning, impaired memory, and decreased attention span), Choanal atresia, Cervical cancer, Brain cancer adult, Adultonset Leukemias, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity, Acute tubular necrosis|
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Potential Effects||Rhinitis irritant||-||-|
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.