Out of all the branches within the United States military, it is Navy veterans that have been most affected by asbestos exposure during service. Naval ships were built with asbestos materials that soldiers and seamen were constantly exposed to.
Workers in shipyards were just as likely to be exposed to asbestos materials as those on board naval vessels, as they were the ones disturbing and handling the fibers the most. Take a look at a few places in which asbestos can be found on Navy ships within our new asbestos infographic:
Are you a Navy veteran worried about your health after being exposed to asbestos during your time of service? Make sure to alert your doctor to the possibility of an asbestos-related disease. If you are diagnosed with an illness like mesothelioma, you might be entitled to compensation from the companies at fault for your exposure.