Location: Mountain View, CA 94043
Years of Operation: 1933-1994
This base opened in 1933 as the Sunnyvale Naval Air Station. It was later renamed Naval Air Station, Moffett Field. The location originally served to support the “lighter-than-air” (LTA) program, which trained pilots to operate and service blimps. During World War II, the Navy established the “heavier than air” program to train fighter pilots. At the time, this station was the west coast’s largest naval air transport base.
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)
|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)|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||Skin conditions (adults), neurobehavioral and immunological changes (children)|
PCBs have been found to cause cancer in animals
|Pesticides||Nervous system damage, cancer, endocrine damage, skin and eye irritation (source)|
If you worked or were stationed at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, 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.