Location: Hanscom AFB, MA 01731
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
Hanscom Air Force Base began operations in the early 1940’s as an airfield, initially training fighter squadrons for active combat. The site also included a radar testing facility, and radar technology was rapidly expanding at the time. In the 1950’s, the airfield expanded to include more hangers, runways, and testing facilities. Currently, Hanscom AFB is home to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and 66th Air Base Group.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Chlorinated solvents||Nervous system damage, reproductive issues, liver damage, cancer, kidney toxicity (source)|
|Jet fuel||Nervous system damage, nausea, anxiety, memory loss, irritability, depression|
|Petroleum||Nervous system effects, respiratory irritation, coma, death (source)|
If you were stationed at Hanscom 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.