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Congress at least taking care of the Gulf War veterans.. Said to get cancer because of burn piles. I often wonder how many of us now suffer from the toxic things in the subject above from living in barracks and on our ships. A Coast Gurd veteran I lived in a brand new barracks at Barbers Point Hawaii. Woo air condition, our own room, modern inside. However was not long that the CG destroyed it. See it had Asbestos, Radon, and Black Mold so bad in the duct work and walls. Yes many of the Coasties are sick but no way will the VA say ok. You to can put in for it since you served during the Vietnam era and you do have things like Asthma, constant Bronchitis, every lung porlbem possible., and sadly the big one cancer. CG Commandant issued guidance oh about 10 years ago to X Coasties that any cutter built from 1965 back is filled with lead paint and asbestos. That was it. Just a letter telling us to watch our health. Problem with the VA evaluators it's always rejected with these words: "You Never Went to sick call with symptoms!" or down right they say No Proof that the barracks having asbestos, black mold or radon caused you to have asthma for 49 years. However Cg did knock down the building. I have yet to put in a claim for my asthma. kind of playing it by ear now and collecting all kinds of data to send forward someday. Any of you vets have any problems from being in a bad barracks or a ship filled with black mold or radon?
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Congress at least taking care of the Gulf War veterans.. Said to get cancer because of burn piles. I often wonder how many of us now suffer from the toxic things in the subject above from living in barracks and on our ships. A Coast Gurd veteran I lived in a brand new barracks at Barbers Point Hawaii. Woo air condition, our own room, modern inside. However was not long that the CG destroyed it. See it had Asbestos, Radon, and Black Mold so bad in the duct work and walls. Yes many of the Coasties are sick but no way will the VA say ok. You to can put in for it since you served during the Vietnam era and you do have things like Asthma, constant Bronchitis, ammonia, and sadly the big one cancer. CG Commandant issued guidance oh about 10 years ago to X Coasties that any cutter built from 1965 back is filled with lead paint and asbestos. That was it. Just a letter telling us to watch our health. Problem with the VA evaluators it's always rejected with these words: "You Never Went to sick call with symptoms!" or down right they say No Proof that the barracks having asbestos, black mold or radon caused you to have asthma for 49 years. However Cg did knock down the building. I have yet to put in a claim for my asthma. kind of playing it by ear now and collecting all kinds of data to send forward someday. Any of you vets have any problems from being in a bad barracks or a ship filled with black mold or radon? View attachment 192742 View attachment 192743
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Notice the beauty of this barracks that was filled with Asbestos, Radon, and Black Mold. Hawaii was not paradise.. Actually I think the gates of **** started just beyond that barracks. "If You Have What It Takes Take The Coast Guard!" No regrets of being a Coastie. plenty of Pro and Con. Semper Paratus.. Hope you veterans start to think of some of the barracks you stayed in or the ships or cutters you served on. all the old navy and CG ships are filled with asbestos and lead paint. Radon and Black Mold too.
 

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I taught Electronic Principles at Allee Hall, on Keesler AFB for 9.5 years in the mid-80s to mid 90s. In @ the 6th year, they did asbestos abatement/removal from the second floor, while we continued teaching classes of Airmen on the first floor. They swapped (we relocated 1st floor stuff to 2nd floor) 6 months later, and did the first floor. They sealed up the abatement floor with sheets of poly and duct tape. Said it was sufficient to keep particles out of the other floor.

We had to wipe down the desktops, and mop the floor every day, to keep the dust from getting on blues or BDU's.

Yep, sealed up well...
 

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My late father in law was in the Navy and worked in the engine room on the Wisconsin.

Died several years ago from mesothelioma.

He also worked commercial construction for several years after his Navy time was over. So he had many opportunities to be exposed to asbestos.

If you get a confirmed diagnosis of meso, it came from asbestos. Not maybe. Did. It's bad.
 

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I was in the Navy's asbestos program. Had to go for X-Ray and Spiro machine checks once a year. At 45 they said, if it hasn't surfaced yet it probably won't. Said your still in the program, but don't need the yearly checks. I have asthma for years now. Had chest X-Rays done for different things, but no problems found.
 
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