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Service Connection For Conditions Related To Hazardous Exposures At Fort Mcclellan, AL

Service Connection For Conditions Related To Hazardous Exposures At Fort Mcclellan, AL

Many veterans who served at Fort McClellan from 1970 through 1999 were exposed to environmental contaminants, herbicide agents, and various hazardous chemical agents.  From the end of World War II until the base closed in 1999, Fort McClellan (Fort Mac) was home to the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, during which time environmental contaminants, herbicide agents, radioactive isotopes, and other chemical agents polluted the soil and water supply.

VA recognizes that among others, some members of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps School, Army Combat Development Command Chemical/Biological/Radiological Agency, Army Military Police School, and Women’s Army Corps may have been exposed to various harmful contaminants.  These include, but are not limited to, radioactive compounds, chemical warfare agents, and airborne polychlorinated biphenyls.

If you served at Fort Mac between 1970 and 1999 and have developed one of the medical conditions listed below, service connection for your disability is possible.  Just because VA does not have regulations specific to exposure-related claims at Fort Mac does not mean that obtaining VA benefits is impossible.  An opinion from a qualified medical professional such as a physician that provides a nexus, or link, between your condition and exposure you experienced during service is a crucial element of all exposure-related disability claims.   A medical opinion from a qualified medical professional could be the key to your claim being granted for the conditions listed below.

  • Stroke
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Lymphomas
  • Leukemia
  • Auto immune disorders
  • Lupus
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Tonsil cancer
  • Parkinson’s-like Syndromes, including Parkinsonism
  • Intestinal cancers
  • Glioblastoma multiform, or other brain cancers
  • Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy
  • AL Amyloidosis
  • Chloracne
  • Chronic B-cell leukemias
  • Diabetes mellitus, type II
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Multiple myeloma Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease & Parkinson’s-like syndromes
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  • Prostate cancer
  • Respiratory cancers
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other types of cancers (e.g. lung cancer)

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