Shaw Air Force Base opened as a World War II-era cadet training facility. It also operated as a prisoner of war camp at the time. While its functions changed often, Shaw remained active through the conflicts of the 20th and early 21st century. Today, the base is home to the 20th Fighter Wing.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you were stationed at Shaw 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.