There are many types of military related toxic exposures including but not limited to, water contamination, air contamination, agent orange/pesticide exposure, nuclear testing exposure, and lead paint exposure.
Over the years, veterans and their families may have been exposed to various forms of toxic chemicals and/or contaminated water during military active duty. A large majority of these veterans and their families have become ill from these toxic exposures. Sadly, many have died, including small children and even babies.
Lack of Help
Help from the The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is available for veterans that qualify and meet certain VA criteria. The application process is long and difficult. Many veterans have been waiting for years to get the much needed help they deserve. These veterans need our help now.
The Poisoned Patriots Fund of America is dedicated to helping veterans and families of military related toxic exposures.
How You Can Help
The simplest and easiest way for you to help is to donate. If you can’t donate, there are other ways to help, by gathering canned goods for a food drive or by volunteering at one of our fundraising events.
More Information about Toxins
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), there are over 130 toxic military installations in the United States alone. Many of these contaminated military installations have been labeled by the EPA as Superfund Sites, which is defined as an uncontrolled or abandoned place where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people. North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base is a prime example of a Superfund site, where water supply was highly contaminated for decades. It is believed to be the largest contamination of a water supply in U.S. History to date. For more information on Camp Lejeune’s water contamination, visit The Few, The Proud, the Forgotten website.
Examples of Toxins
Aluminum, Ammonia, Arsenic, Asbestos, Benzene, TCE, PCE, Cadmium, Vinyl Chloride, Chromium, DDT, DDE, and DDD Formaldehyde, Lead, Mercury, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Toluene, See a Full List Here