Did you know that United States Air Force veterans are some of those most likely to be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime? This is because of the extensive use of asbestos within the military.
Asbestos was used within the U.S. Air Force for many reasons. For starters, it was an inexpensive building material. It resisted heat and flame, was insulating, and was also strong. Asbestos was used in Air Force aircraft, vehicles, and vessels, base structures, and more. Some of the materials present in these places that contained asbestos included:
In the Air
Torque Valves and Gaskets
Engine Heat Shields
Air Force pilots are not the only veterans at risk for having been exposed to these materials. Aircraft mechanics are some of those most likely to have been exposed during their time of service.
If you are an Air Force veteran, our website has resources available for you to seek medical care, as well as justice for your asbestos-related conditions. If you have yet to be diagnosed, alert your doctor to the possibility of an asbestos-related disease diagnosis in your lifetime.