Location: Milton, FL 32570
Years of Operation: 1943-Present
Officials broke ground on Naval Air Station Whiting Field in 1943. The site mainly functioned as a prisoner of war camp during World War II. It was also the home base for the Blue Angels and served as the first deployment site for the Navy’s jet training group. Currently, the base focuses on aviation training. The on-site Training Air Wing FIVE produces over 1,200 pilots annually,
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Arsenic||Skin damage, throat and lung irritation, nausea, vomiting, decreased blood cell production, abnormal heart rhythm, blood vessel damage, pins and needles sensation, death at high levels|
|Petroleum||Nervous system effects, respiratory irritation, coma, death (source)|
|Pesticides||Nervous system damage, cancer, endocrine damage, skin and eye irritation (source)|
If you were stationed or worked at Naval Air Station Whiting 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.