Texas has a long history of asbestos use. Industrial centers like Dallas and other large cities have many old buildings, shipyards, and manufacturing plants that contain a substantial amount of asbestos.
Exposure to Asbestos During Military Service
Texas is home to many military bases, mostly Air Force and Army. Veterans who served in any of the following occupations may have been exposed to asbestos: mining, milling, shipyard work, insulation work, demolition of old buildings, carpentry and construction, manufacturing and installation of products such as flooring and roofing. Military bases in Texas include:
- Camp Mabry, Austin, TX
- Ellington Field Join Reserve Base, Houston, TX
- Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
- NAS Kingsville, Kingsville, TX
- Texas Military Department, Austin, TX
- Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX
- Texas Army National Guard, Bryan, TX; Wellington, TX; New Boston, TX
- Sheppard Air Force Base, Sheppard AFB, TX
- JBSA-Randolph, Universal City, TX
Air Force veterans were often exposed to asbestos during their time of service due to asbestosproducts being used both on land and in the air. Asbestos can be found in the floors, ceilings, pipe and wall insulation, drywall, and other areas of Air Force base housing. Asbestos was also used in the aircrafts. It can often be found in insulation and fire-resistant materials included in the air crafts. Therefore, Air Force veterans are at high risk for asbestos-related diseases due to exposure from aircraft.
Like the Air Force bases, Army base housing was also constructed with many asbestos products. Since asbestos was a common building material in homes and commercial buildings in America at the time the bases were built, the military embraced it as well.
Besides the bases, asbestos can also be found in Army vehicles. Brakes, gaskets, and valves were some of the most common asbestos products found in Army vehicles.
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