Tobyanna Army Depot opened in 1952, but the military had been using the site as an artillery field since 1912. The base had also been used as a prisoner of war camp and glider storage facility. Today, Tobyanna is an active army depot that provides a maintenance program, field software services, satellite support, and other readiness operations.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Tetrachloroethylene||Potential Effects||-||Reduced Fertility Female (infertility and subfertility), Reduced Fertility Male (infertility and subfertility), Pulmonary edema, Menstrual disorders, Lymphoma non Hodgkin's, Fetotoxicity (Miscarriage/spontaneous abortion; stillbirth), Esophageal cancer, Arrhythmias||Scleroderma, Renal (kidney) cancer, Raynaud's phenomenon, Peripheral neuropathy, Pancreatic cancer, Lung cancer, Low birth weight/Small for Gestational Age, Hepatocellular cancer (Liver cancer), Congenital malformation Cranio Facial, Color vision disturbance, Cognitive impairment (includes impaired learning, impaired memory, and decreased attention span), Cervical cancer, Breast cancer, Bladder cancer, Adult-Onset Leukemias, Acute tubular necrosis|
|Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene||Potential Effects||-||-||Oral clefts (cleft lip and palate)|
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Potential Effects||Acute hepatocellular injury (Hepatitis)||Scleroderma, Renal (kidney) cancer, Psychiatric disturbances, Lymphoma non Hodgkin's, Hepatocellular cancer (Liver cancer), Fetotoxicity (Miscarriage/spontaneous abortion; stillbirth), Decreased Coordination/ Dysequilibrium, Cirrhosis, Childhood Leukemias, Cardiac congenital malformations, Autoimmune antibodies, positive ANA, Arrhythmias||Trigeminal neuropathy, Testicular cancer, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's phenomenon, Prostate cancer, Peripheral neuropathy, Pancreatitis, Pancreatic cancer, Oral clefts (cleft lip and palate), Neural tube defects/CNS malformations, Nephrotic syndrome, Multiple myeloma, Lung cancer, Low birth weight/Small for Gestational Age, Immune suppression, Hodgkin's Disease (lymphoma), Genitourinary malformations (includes cryptorchidism, hypospadias), Cognitive impairment (includes impaired learning, impaired memory, and decreased attention span), Choanal atresia, Cervical cancer, Brain cancer adult, Adult-Onset Leukemias, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity, Acute tubular necrosis|
|Vinyl chloride||Potential Effects||Vinyl chloride disease - Acroosteolysis, Raynaud's phenomenon||Thrombocytopenia, Scleroderma, Pulmonary fibrosis, Porphyria toxic, Hepatoportal Sclerosis, Hepatocellular cancer (Liver cancer)||Skin cancer (nonmelanoma), Renal (kidney) cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Neural tube defects/CNS malformations, Lung cancer, Laryngeal cancer, Immune suppression, Hypertension, Erectile dysfunction, Breast cancer, Brain cancer adult, Autoimmune antibodies, positive ANA|
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Potential Effects||Rhinitis irritant||-||-|
If you were stationed a Tobyhanna Army Depot 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.