Puget Sound Naval Shipyard dates back to 1891. It has since provided maintenance and activation of naval vessels. In addition to the Bremerton site, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility has several locations around the area.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Dichloroethene (DCE)||Potential Effects||-||-||-|
|Heavy metals (misc.)||Potential Effects||Pneumonitis hypersensitivity||-||Multiple myeloma|
|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|
|Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPE)||Potential Effects||-||-||-|
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Potential Effects||Rhinitis irritant||-||-|
If you were stationed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 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.