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January 17, 2018

Cancer & Health Problems Linked to Military Bases

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Military Bases Linked to Cancer and Health Problems

https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/10/military-bases-linked-cancer-and-health-problems.html

“CBS recently released a story about toxic chemicals at Air Force bases and their link to severe health problems, like cancer and birth defects,…”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/air-force-base-epa-toxic-chemicals-pfc-cancer-low-birth-weight/?ftag=CNM-00-10aac3a

“In 2001, communities near Hill Air Force Base in Utah showed a high risk of developing brain cancer, while Fallon Naval Air Station was investigated for acute childhood leukemia incidents, and Kelly Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, was revealed to have contributed to water and air pollution when clusters of cancer and leukemia popped up”

http://www.military.com/base-guide/hill-air-force-base

“In 2016, residents near Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan discovered that the water they drank, bathed in, swam in, and fished in was contaminated with jet fuel, cancer-causing chlorinated solvents, and toxic fire retardants. … local community have since reported cases of hypertension, lung disease, nervous system issues, blood vessel damage, asthma, spinal defects, and thyroid problems.”

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/06/wurtsmith_veterans_health.html

” …  in 2018, the communities near Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, are considering a class action lawsuit due to the health defects linked to contaminated water.”

http://www.military.com/base-guide/peterson-air-force-base

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