Mountain Home Air Force Base

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Location Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, United States
Years of Operation 1943-Present

Mountain Home Air Force Base was built in 1942 and became operational in 1943. The U.S. Army Corps occupied the base, focusing on combat training. Various bombardment groups trained at the base, until the site was temporarily deactivated and transferred to the Air Force in 1948. Mountain Home AFB housed two of the world’s largest radar systems during the 80’s, continuing to train bomber and fighter units as well. The base is currently home to the 366th Fighter Wing.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
Benzene Potential Effects Myelodysplastic syndrome, Multiple myeloma, Aplastic anemia Scleroderma, Renal (kidney) cancer, Pre­term delivery, Menstrual disorders, Lymphoma non ­Hodgkin's, Autoimmune antibodies, positive ANA, Arrhythmias Peripheral neuropathy, Neural tube defects/CNS malformations, Nasopharyngeal/Sino­Nasal cancer, Lung cancer, Immune suppression, Hepatocellular cancer (Liver cancer), Cardiac congenital malformations, Breast cancer, Brain cancer ­adult, Asthma ­irritant
Jet Fuel 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, Adult­-Onset Leukemias, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity, Acute tubular necrosis

If you were stationed at Mountain Home 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.