Naval Station Norfolk was established in 1917 as part of the Naval Operating Base. This site houses a range of Naval ships and aircrafts, including aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and amphibious ships. Base personnel launch and maintain these vessels for Naval operations.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Petroleum||Potential Effects||-||-||Multiple myeloma, Laryngeal cancer|
|Polychlorinated Byphenyls (PCBs)||Potential Effects||Thyroid disorders Hypothyroidism, Porphyria toxic, Developmental Delay, Decreased I.Q../Mental retardation, Cirrhosis, Chloracne, Behavioral problems, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity||Peripheral neuropathy, Pancreatic cancer, Menstrual disorders, Lymphoma non Hodgkin's, Low birth weight/Small for Gestational Age, Immune suppression, Hepatocellular cancer (Liver cancer), Dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, Delayed growth, Congenital malformation Cranio Facial, Cognitive impairment (includes impaired learning, impaired memory, and decreased attention span), Bronchitis chronic, Acute hepatocellular injury (Hepatitis), Abnormal sperm (morphology, motility, and sperm count)||Testicular cancer, Reduced Fertility Female (infertility and subfertility), Parkinson's disease/Movement disorders, Hypoactivity, Hypertension, Hyperkeratosis/Hyperpigmentation, Hearing loss, Endometriosis, Diabetes Type I, Breast cancer, Bone cancer/Ewings sarcoma, Altered time to sexual maturation (accelerated or delayed puberty), Altered sex ratio|
|Solvents (misc.)||Potential Effects||Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Contact dermatitis Irritant||Lung cancer||Vasculitis, Seizures, Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis|
Environmental investigations have also found corrosives, paint wastes, wastes from electroplating operations, oils, lubricants, and construction debris at this site. If you were stationed at Naval Station Norfolk 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.