Location: Hill AFB, UT 84056
Years of Operation: 1940-Present
Hill Air Force Base opened in 1939 as Hill Field. This site was a World War II maintenance and supply facility. Throughout the 20th century, the base provided training, support, and storage services. Today, Hill AFB is home to the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, and 388th Fighter Wing, among other organizations.
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)
|Chromium||Anemia, stomach and intestinal damage|
|Cadmium||Kidney, lung, and bone damage|
|Arsenic||Nausea, vomiting, decreased red blood cell production, abnormal heart rhythm, blood vessel damage, pins and needles sensations, death|
If you were stationed at Hill 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.