Superfund means what?

Posted by stuckonu @stuckonu, Dec 23, 2019

Has anyone had experience with being effected by anything related to “ the Superfund “?
My congressman’s assistant reviewed my military history and claims that I was stationed at two bases that are considered superfund sites. He mentioned being tested but I’m not sure who it might apply to me?
Any thoughts?

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@stuckonu– Good morning. A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. These sites are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).
TOXMAP FAQ: Superfund Archives
https://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov › toxmap › faq › superfund
You have been exposed to dangerous chemicals and should be tested. I woul run to get tested. Perhaps the assistant can recommend what tests and where to go. Good luck!

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@merpreb

@stuckonu– Good morning. A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. These sites are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).
TOXMAP FAQ: Superfund Archives
https://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov › toxmap › faq › superfund
You have been exposed to dangerous chemicals and should be tested. I woul run to get tested. Perhaps the assistant can recommend what tests and where to go. Good luck!

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I would only add you might have been exposed. I would agree testing might be prudent, but also dependent on what jobs were held, which military installations, etc.

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@merpreb

@stuckonu– Good morning. A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. These sites are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).
TOXMAP FAQ: Superfund Archives
https://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov › toxmap › faq › superfund
You have been exposed to dangerous chemicals and should be tested. I woul run to get tested. Perhaps the assistant can recommend what tests and where to go. Good luck!

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Thanks Merry, and Scott I will make the call and attempt to find out the specifics.

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@IndianaScott

I would only add you might have been exposed. I would agree testing might be prudent, but also dependent on what jobs were held, which military installations, etc.

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Ditto on the reply to Merry. I will put it on my list.

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