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.*
|Chlorinated Solvents||Potential Effects||-||Childhood Leukemias, Adult-Onset Leukemias||-|
|DDT||Potential Effects||-||Soft tissue sarcoma, Psychiatric disturbances, Porphyria toxic, Peripheral neuropathy, Menstrual disorders, Lymphoma non Hodgkin's, Adult-Onset Leukemias||Thrombocytopenia, Reduced Fertility Female (infertility and subfertility), Prostate cancer, Multiple myeloma, Menstrual disorders, Lung cancer, Hypertension, Hormonal changes (levels of circulating sex hormones FSH/LH, Inhibin, and/or estrogens, progesterones, and androgens), Hodgkin's Disease (lymphoma), Gallbladder cancer, Aplastic anemia, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity|
|Heavy metals (misc.)||Potential Effects||Pneumonitis hypersensitivity||-||Multiple myeloma|
|Lead||Potential Effects||Seizures, Reduced Fertility Male (infertility and subfertility), Peripheral neuropathy, Hypertension, Gout, Developmental Delay, Decreased I.Q../Mental retardation, Decreased Coordination/ Dysequilibrium, Coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis, Cognitive impairment (includes impaired learning, impaired memory, and decreased attention span), Chronic renal disease, Behavioral problems, Anemia hemolytic, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity, Abnormal sperm (morphology, motility, and sperm count)||Reduced Fertility Female (infertility and subfertility), Psychiatric disturbances, Preterm delivery, Porphyria toxic, Nephrotic syndrome, Low birth weight/Small for Gestational Age, Immune suppression, Hormonal changes (levels of circulating sex hormones FSH/LH, Inhibin, and/or estrogens, progesterones, and androgens), Hearing loss, Glomerulonephritis, Delayed growth, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, Altered time to sexual maturation (accelerated or delayed puberty)||Wilm's Tumor, Thyroid disorders Hypothyroidism, Stomach cancer, Osteoporosis, Neurosthenia (Organic affective syndrome), Lung cancer, Erectile dysfunction, Congenital malformation Cranio Facial, Carcinoid, Brain cancer adult, Bladder cancer, Alzheimer's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)|
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.