Location: Warminster, PA 18974
Years of Operation: 1944-1997
The Naval Air Development Center Warminster operated on the former Brewster Aeronautical Corporation site. The Navy took over the site in 1944, and the base earned its current name following World War II. Personnel at the site mainly focused on the development and testing of naval aircrafts. This location officially closed in 1997.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)||Developmental issues in developing fetuses, cancer, liver damage, immune effects, thyroid effects (source)|
|Waste oils||Nausea, nervous system damage (when drinking contaminated water)|
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Perchloroethylene (PCE)||Mood changes, memory changes, vision issues, skin irritation, headaches, coordination issues, neurological issues, cancer (source)|
|Carbon tetrachloride||Liver damage, kidney damage, nervous system issues (source)|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||Skin conditions (adults), neurobehavioral and immunological changes (children)|
PCBs have been found to cause cancer in animals
Paints and industrial wastewater sludge has also been found on the site. If you were stationed at the Naval Air Development 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.