Location: Panama City, FL 32403
Years of Operation: 1940-Present
Tyndall Air Force Base was built in 1940 as an aerial gunnery school. At the time, this location was called Tyndall Field. After construction, trainees arrived on the base in 1942, and this site became a training hub during World War II. The base became Tyndall Air Force Base after the official establishment of the Air Force following the war. It then became a pilot school, and troops currently train on the F-22 raptor at Tyndall. The base is also rebuilding after the devastation of Hurricane Michael.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Lead||Nervous system damage, anemia, kidney damage, miscarriage, reproductive damage, death at high levels|
|Chlorinated Solvents||Nervous system damage, reproductive issues, liver damage, cancer, kidney toxicity (source)|
|DDT||Nervous system damage (excitability, tremors, seizures); increased risk of premature birth, reduced duration of lactation|
|Heavy metals||Headaches, weakness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation (source)|
If you were stationed at Tyndall 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.