Location: Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Years of Operation: 1940-Present
Patrick Air Force Base first opened in 1940 as an air patrol patrol support station during World War II. The Air Force took over the base in 1948. This site became a long range proving ground in 1950. Currently, the base is home to the 45th Space Wing. Personnel on this site focus on space launches, as well as range and combat missiles.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Increased cholesterol|
Reproductive, developmental, liver, kidney, and immunological issues in laboratory animals. Tumors in animals. (Source)
If you lived or worked at Patrick Air Force Base, 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.