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PFAS exposure at Naval Air Station Lemoore

Located in Fresno County and Kings County, California, this military base was built in 1961 and is still in use nowadays. Naval Air Station Lemoore is currently the newest and largest master jet base of the U.S. Navy and hosts 5 carrier air wings. The military base is under the control of the Navy Region Southwest. It was initially established to provide support to the Pacific Fleet. Today, Naval Air Station Lemoore offers a small-town atmosphere, as it is surrounded by Los Angeles, the Sierra Mountains, San Francisco, and the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, the military base is one of the 700 whose environment is heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of harmful chemicals.

In 2020, the California State Water Resources Control Board found 62 military facilities in the state that were believed to be contaminated with PFAS, including Naval Air Station Lemoore. The presence of these dangerous substances was confirmed, and the Environmental Protection Agency is making efforts to clean up the site at the moment. What adds fuel to the fire is that the Environmental Working Group discovered multiple other contaminants on the premises of the military base, which only exacerbates the extent of toxic exposure.

What toxic agents are present on Naval Air Station Lemoore?

PFAS, which are the primary contaminant on Naval Air Station Lemoore, have been released into the environment of the base by military firefighters using AFFF. This is a very good fire suppressant that was, interestingly, developed by the U.S. Navy, but it is also very dangerous, as it contains large amounts of PFAS. AFFF can quickly extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. Regrettably, people who were stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore were inevitably exposed to PFAS, and for this reason, they should pay attention to their health. The higher the concentration of PFAS in your blood, the more prone you are to developing a serious health problem.

In addition to PFAS, the Environmental Working Group found the following harmful contaminants lurking on Naval Air Station Lemoore:

  • arsenic
  • bromodichloromethane
  • chloroform
  • bromoform
  • dibromoacetic acid
  • chromium
  • haloacetic acids
  • trichloroacetic acid
  • dibromochloromethane

If you were stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore, we encourage you to visit your doctor regularly for health checks and, most importantly, to inform them about your history of toxic exposure. Only by knowing this will they know what to look for when assessing your health. In the unfortunate event that you experience bothersome or unusual symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, as the earlier a disease is found, the more effective the treatment will be.

What diseases is PFAS exposure responsible for?

While there are numerous health problems that can be caused by exposure to PFAS, the most serious and life-threatening is cancer, which can affect various parts of your body, depending on where the highest concentration of these chemicals is. However, there are other diseases associated with PFAS exposure as well, which can also be debilitating. The following is the complete list of health issues PFAS exposure can result in and the diagnoses that deem you eligible to file a toxic exposure claim:

File your toxic exposure claim with our expert assistance

The idea that filing a toxic exposure claim is difficult is a myth because if you work with a specialized professional, the legal process will be made as easy as possible for you. We know how harrowing the health consequences of toxic exposure are, which is why we will pursue compensation for you with minimal involvement on your part. This will allow you to continue focusing on your well-being while our  team addresses the majority of aspects involved in preparing your claim.

To start the legal process, you just have to contact us, and explain your situation by giving us all the details you know. After the evaluation of your case, we will tell you whether you qualify to file a PFAS claim. If you do, a skilled attorney will begin preparing it for submission. In the end, you will obtain the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis, which will help you afford superior healthcare, among other things.

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