Army veterans were at risk to asbestos exposure while serving duty fighting for our country. While numerous Navy veterans spent their tour of duty on ships that contained several tons of asbestos, many Army veterans experienced asbestos exposure while being transported on Navy ships. Further risk of exposure for Army veterans came as a result of their stay in Army military housing and at base facilities, or working on or around army cars and trucks.
Military areas containing asbestos included:
- headquarters buildings
- administrative buildings
- technical buildings
- vehicle sheds
- rifle ranges
Housing areas containing asbestos included:
- family housing
- recreational grounds
- gas stations
- establishments for public life
Hundreds of army installations contained asbestos flooring, flooring tiles, ceiling tiles, wall insulation, asbestos cement in building foundations and other base structures. Asbestos was also used in thousands of military vehicles in the form of brakes, gaskets and insulation.