Pease Air Force Base

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Location 302, Newmarket Street, Newington, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
Years of Operation 1951-Present

Pease Air Force Base opened as a municipal airport during the 1930s. The Air Force took control of the site in 1951, using it as a bomber training base. Pease AFB was officially closed under the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 1991, but it was placed on the National Priorities List in 1990 due to environmental contamination. However, the New Hampshire Air National Guard continues to use a portion of the base site today.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
Heavy metals (misc.) Potential Effects Pneumonitis hypersensitivity - Multiple myeloma, Chronic renal disease
Jet Fuel Potential Effects - - -
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) Potential Effects - - -
Pesticides/Insecticides Potential Effects Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Contact dermatitis ­ Irritant, Contact dermatitis ­ Allergic Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Porphyria ­ toxic, Photosensitivity, Parkinson's disease/Movement disorders, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Multiple myeloma, Childhood Leukemias, Bone cancer/Ewings sarcoma Wilm's Tumor, Vasculitis, Thyroid disorders ­Hypothyroidism, Thyroid cancer, Thrombocytopenic purpura, Soft tissue sarcoma, Rheumatoid arthritis, Retinoblastoma, Pneumonia, Melanoma, Laryngeal cancer, Esophageal cancer, Congenital malformations ­ general, Cirrhosis, Cervical cancer, Bronchitis ­ chronic, Bronchitis ­ acute, Alzheimer's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Potential Effects Scrotal cancer, Porphyria ­ toxic, Laryngeal cancer Skin cancer (non­melanoma), Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer, Photosensitivity, Pancreatic cancer, Nasopharyngeal/Sino­Nasal cancer, Lung cancer, Immune suppression, Esophageal cancer, Breast cancer, Bladder cancer Reduced Fertility Male (infertility and subfertility), Oral cancer, Melanoma, Early onset menopause, Coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis, Colo­rectal cancer, Bone cancer/Ewings sarcoma, Adult­-Onset Leukemias
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Potential Effects Rhinitis ­ irritant - -

If you were stationed at Pease 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.