Location: Tacoma, WA 98438
The Fort Lewis Logistics Center is a facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This site provides logistical support to military service members. These support activities include supply, transportation, maintenance, and material readiness.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Heavy Metals||Headaches, weakness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation (source)|
|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)|
|Dichloroethene (DCE)||Nervous system depression, burning sensation in eyes (source)|
|Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)||Cause reproductive issues and birth defects in mice; shown to cause skin and immunity issues in animals|
If you were stationed at Fort Lewis Logistics Center 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.