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Military Service-Related Cancers

For those who have served in the military, the risk of certain health conditions, including specific cancers, can be significantly higher. The increased risk is mainly due to exposure to various environmental hazards during service. Understanding these risks, knowing the symptoms, and being aware of available support options is crucial for all veterans. This article …

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How Many Military Sites Are Superfund Sites?

Military installations have been significant contributors to Superfund sites. Past activities harmed the environment. They involved using, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials. This exposed veterans to toxic chemicals resulting in chronic conditions. Superfund sites in the United States are heavily polluted and require cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). …

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Trichloroethylene (TCE) Exposure and Health Effects

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a widely used chemical that has gained attention due to its potential health risks. This article examines the symptoms of exposure to trichloroethylene and its long-term health effects. By understanding these aspects, veterans can take necessary precautions to monitor their health and protect their right to benefits. What is TCE? Trichloroethylene, commonly …

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What’s the Deal With Camp Lejeune?

Camp Lejeune is a U.S. Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It was home to thousands of military families and personnel for over four decades. However, over the years, it has been discovered that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals, resulting in numerous health problems for those exposed to it. …

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Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled

TDIU And Disability

TDIU And Disability   Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled?   Veterans with more than one service-connected disability or with a highly rated disability, which affect their ability to work, may apply for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU. TDIU is a rated condition separate from the normal rating scheme, which looks …

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