Location: Columbus, OH 43217
Years of Operation: 1940’s-Present
The Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base was established in the 1940’s. It was originally known as the Lockbourne Air Force Base. The site was originally used as a training base for flight and glider crews. In 1980, the military transferred the site to the Ohio Air National Guard and renamed it to its current name. The current focus of the base is refueling, weather, and homeland defende.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Acetone||Nose, throat, lung, and eye irritation; headaches, confusion, lightheadedness; gastrointestinal effects, menstrual issues, unconsciousness, coma|
|Arsenic||Discoloration of the skin, naura, vomiting, decrease in blood cell production, blood vessel damage, pins and needles, abnormal heart rhythm|
|Benzene||Bone marrow damage, anemia, leukemia|
|Vinyl Chloride||Liver damage, liver cancer, immune reactions, nerve damage|
|Ethylbenzene||Dizziness, throat and eye irritation; kidney and hearing damage in animals|
|Thallium||Gastrointestinal issues, temporary hair loss; lung, heart, kidney, liver, and nervous system damage; developmental and reproductive issues in animals|
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|1-2-dichloroethene||Nausea, drowsiness, fatigue, death; heart damage in animals|
|1,2-dichloroethane||Liver, kidney, and nervous system damage|
|1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane||Human reproductive damage; tumors in animals (source)|
If you were stationed at Rickenbacker Air National Guard 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.