It might come as a surprise to learn that a loved one was exposed to asbestos during their time of service in one of the United States Military branches. For many veterans, this exposure remains unknown until they are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma.
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One of the first questions mesothelioma patients have after receiving a diagnosis is "How was I exposed to asbestos?" The fact is that many American citizens have been at risk for asbestos exposure throughout the years.
Have you been keeping up with the so-called FACT (Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency) Act? Veterans, first responders, teachers, and many more are urging lawmakers to reject the bill that would require the sharing of private information of victims and their families.
If one of your loved ones is a veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma, chances are your time with them is running out. On average, mesothelioma victims are given one to two years to live after a mesothelioma diagnosis has been made. This is the time to do research that will help aid them in their last months with you.
Many veterans find themselves in need of assistance after their time of service. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a common resource available to veterans. The VA can provide different benefits including disability compensation, pension, healthcare, and more.
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.
Are you a United States military veteran? If so, you are at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease in your lifetime, due to exposure during your time of service. Every branch of the military utilized asbestos in one way or another, and veterans are some of those most at risk for diseases like mesothelioma.
Asbestos was once considered to be a "miracle mineral" by the United States military. This is because it was an affordable building material for ships, vehicles, barracks, and more. It also had great insulating and fireproofing qualities. It was used extensively within all military branches, including the Army, up until the late 1970s.