Location: Pensacola, FL 32508
Years of Operation: 1913-Present
Naval Air Station Pensacola was established in 1913, and the base began training aviators at the start of World War I. While aviator training slowed after the war, the military installed a 1935 cadet training program at the base in 1935. This location has since remained a hub for training, education, and other activities. It currently employs over 17,000 military personnel and 5,000 civilians.
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)
|Heavy metals||Headaches, weakness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation (source)|
If you worked or were stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola, 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.