Joint Base Charleston opened in 1942 in response to the start of World War II. The site functioned as an air depot training station for air personnel who would soon deploy overseas. Following the war, the base was converted into a civilian airport and eventually back into a military installation. Today, Joint Base Charleston is home to a number of units, including the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing, and Naval Support Activity.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you were stationed at Joint Base Charleston 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.