Construction on Tinker Air Force Base began in 1941. This site was mainly an aircraft production facility during World war II. They continued providing production, maintenance, and repairs through the conflicts of the 20th century. Today, the base is home to the 72nd Air Base Wing.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Chlorinated Solvents||Potential Effects||-||Childhood Leukemias, Adultonset Leukemias||-|
|Chromium||Potential Effects||Skin ulceration, Nasopharyngeal/SinoNasal cancer, Nasal septal perforation, Nasal polyps, Bronchitis acute, Asthma allergic||Stomach cancer, Pulmonary fibrosis, Photosensitivity, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Chronic renal disease, Brain cancer adult, Acute tubular necrosis||Soft tissue sarcoma, Renal (kidney) cancer, Reduced Fertility Male (infertility and subfertility), Prostate cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Immune suppression, Esophageal cancer, Bladder cancer, Autoimmune antibodies, positive ANA, Adultonset Leukemias, Abnormal sperm (morphology, motility, and sperm count)|
If you were stationed at Tinker 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.