Whether in aircrafts or on military bases – many United States Air Force Veterans were exposed to asbestos while serving for their country. Unfortunately, this puts them at risk for mesothelioma and other diseases associated with asbestos.
In recent years, the US Air Force has gone a long way to protect against exposure to asbestos. However, because of the extensive use of the toxic minerals by the Air Force, veterans remain at risk of developing mesothelioma.
Asbestos was initially known for its affordability, durability and heat resistance, which made it a valuable material for each military branch in the United States. It was not until the 1970s that these benefits overlooked the serious health risks posed by asbestos.
Air Force veterans should be familiar with asbestos exposure methods to help assess the risk.