Veterans may have been exposed to the hazards listed below based on their military occupation.
Mineral fiber used in older buildings and ships; if inhaled deeply into the lungs can cause health problems
Usually liquid, used to dissolve, degrease, clean, strip paint, etc.
Metal that can be toxic for certain uses
Dental technicians, nuclear weapons technicians, and others with routine and usually safe exposure
Fuels (Petroleum, Oils, Lubricants)
Fuels such as diesel and JP-8 used to operate vehicles in the military
Polychlorinated biphenyl used as coolant and insulating fluid
Periodic back and forth movement that if severe, can cause health conditions
Harmful sounds from guns, equipment, and machinery that is often experienced during service
Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) used on military vehicles to resist corrosion and chemical agents
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420
Last updated January 7, 2015