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Countless veterans were unnecessarily exposed to asbestos during military service. Because of the military’s heavy reliance on naval ships as their transportation system for all military personnel, asbestos exposure touched every branch in the military from World War II through the Vietnam War.
One branch of the military that suffered from the highest levels of asbestos exposure was, of course, the Navy. Every Navy ship built before the mid-70s was fitted with numerous asbestos-containing materials. Because of this, Navy veterans account for 16 percent of asbestos-related lung cancer and 13 percent of severe respiratory diseases.
Navy personnel not only came into contact with asbestos fibers in engine and boiler rooms, but throughout the ship including living quarters. Even the slightest bump into asbestos materials could stir toxic dust particles into the air. Walls, ceilings, and various rooms harbored the risk for asbestos and its deadly disease. Read more: