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Some of The Most Frequent Dangerous Chemicals Discovered On or Near Military Installations



Chronic exposure to this chemical could lead to:

  • Studies have shown that veterans who swallowed large amounts of DDT became excitable and had tremors and seizures. They also experienced sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. These effects on the nervous system went away entirely once exposure stopped.
  • Veterans exposed for a long time to small amounts of DDT have shown minor changes in the levels of liver enzymes in the blood.


Chronic exposure to this chemical could lead to:

  • Veterans who were exposed to 1,2-dichloroethane in the air or who swallowed 1,2-dichloroethane by accident, often developed nervous system disorders and liver and kidney disease.  Problems with lung function also seen after a large amount of 1,2-dichloroethane was inhaled. More often than not, veterans often died from heart failure when exposed to large amounts of 1,2-dichlorethane.
  • Some studies have shown that women exposed to 1,2-dichloroethane had children who developed birth defects, primarily of the heart.


Note:  Dichloroethane is primarily used in making chemicals for plastics, rubber and synthetic textile fibers. Also, used as a solvent for resins and fats, photography, photocopying, cosmetics, drugs, and as a fumigant for grains and orchards.













Chronic exposure to this chemical could lead to:

  • Multiple research studies indicates that dithane is rapidly absorbed into the body from the gastrointestinal tract, distributed to various target organs and almost completely excreted from the body in 96 hours or less.


Note:  Dithane is primarily used as a fungicide on vegetables, fruits, and some specialty crops.



Chronic exposure to this chemical could lead to:

Serious dermatitis problems, and could lead to effects on the nervous system.












Chronic exposure to this chemical could lead to:

  • Ataxia (the loss of full control of certain bodily movements or all body movements)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (the false feeling someone may have of rotating, rocking, or spinning, while being perfectly still)
  • Emotional instability (i.e., quick tempered, easily frustrated, chronic depression, anxiety, etc)
  • Fatigue
  • Constant headaches
  • Impaired judgment (a condition that mimics PTSD-like symptoms)
  • Memory loss (mostly short-term memory loss)
  • Frequent skin problems (i.e., rashes, inflammation, unexplained moles, etc.)
  • Frequent gastrointestinal problems (i.e., constipation, diarrhea, bloated abdomen, pain, etc).
  • Central nervous system problems (i.e., peripheral neuropathy, problems with balance, problems with walking, etc.)
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems