Location: Parris Island, SC 29905
Years of Operation: 1861-Present
Parris Island was first established in 1861 and became a base for the Union Navy during the Civil War. During the 20th century, the base functioned as a Marine Officers’ School and recruit training base. This site continues to support Marine Corps Recruits.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Pesticides||Nervous system damage, cancer, endocrine damage, skin and eye irritation (source)|
|Benzene||Anemia, leukemia, bone marrow damage|
|Chlorobenzene||Liver, kidney, and brain damage|
If you were stationed at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, 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.