Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Years of Operation: 1942-Present
Peterson Air Force Base opened in 1942 as a photo reconnaissance training center. The Air Force took over the base in 1943 and began focusing on bomber combat training. Air bomber technicians also trained at this location. While Peterson AFB was most active during World War II, the site collaborated closely with the nearby airport.
The base is currently home to the 21st Space Wing, which focuses on missile warning and space control installations.
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 were stationed or worked at Peterson 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.