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PFAS exposure at Joint Base San Antonio

After the merging of the United States Army Fort Sam Houston, the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base, and Martindale Army Airfield in 2010, Joint Base San Antonio was established. The military base is located in San Antonio, Texas.

Because during training, military personnel have to use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, high levels of PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals, were found in the drinking water of the base by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thereby, if you lived on Joint Base San Antonio after 1970 for at least 1 cumulative year and came to struggle with a serious disease, please contact us and we will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

There were 767,000 parts per trillion of PFAS in the drinking water of Joint Base San Antonio in 2018, when the last test was conducted. This is quite a lot over the permissible limit, which is why people who were stationed there are now at high risk of developing a terrible, even fatal disease. Lackland Air Force Base, as well as Kelly Air Force Base, which is part of Joint Base San Antonio, was deemed by the EPA a Superfund site as a consequence of the heavy PFAS contamination present in the area. Nowadays, the EPA is still striving to clean up the bases, as PFAS are difficult to remove from the environment because they are “forever chemicals”, which linger in the soil, air, and water for a long period of time.

What other toxic agents were present in the drinking water of Joint Base San Antonio?

While PFAS is the primary contaminant found in the drinking water of Joint Base San Antonio, high levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) were also discovered by the EPA. Exposure to PCB is responsible for numerous terrible diseases, such as the following:

  • brain cancer
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • melanoma
  • biliary tract cancer
  • gall bladder cancer
  • neurotoxicity
  • reproductive toxicity

If you notice a new onset of symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a disease as a result of exposure to these dangerous chemicals. However, because diseases caused by exposure to PFAS are often misdiagnosed, we strongly encourage you to look for a second and even third opinion from medical specialists.

What diseases can occur as a result of PFAS exposure from drinking water?

Medical researchers are still studying the health effects of exposure to PFAS, but there are some diseases that already have a definitive causal relation with ingesting this toxic agent. These are also the diseases that make you eligible for applying for compensation. If you have one of the diseases below and were stationed at Joint Base San Antonio for at least 1 cumulative year, either as a military or family member, we suggest you take legal action and file a claim to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to:

Quality assistance for the victims of toxic exposure who were stationed on Joint Base San Antonio

If you are a veteran or a family member of one who developed a serious disease after spending at least 1 cumulative year on Joint Base San Antonio, we will gladly help you recover the compensation you deserve. After a ten-minute phone evaluation, if we deem you eligible, we will begin preparing your claim for submission, which will be filed by a skilled PFAS attorney. Eventually, you will receive fair compensation for your physical and emotional distress if you decide to work with Atraxia Law.

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