An illness related to exposure to asbestos.

Mesothelioma & Veterans

"About 30% of annual mesothelioma claims come from veterans. You might have a high risk of asbestos exposure if you served in military occupations from 1930 to 1980. Every branch of the military relied on asbestos. VA benefits are available to veterans with mesothelioma."

"Since 2006, The Mesothelioma Center at has been helping connect people impacted by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure with reliable information, world-class treatment, legal services, and so much more."

This website should be a useful tool if you are a veteran or searching for information for a veteran suffering from an asbestos related disease. It appears to be well vetted but take the time to review and understand the material being made available to you.

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Why Veterans Get Mesothelioma

"Veterans are at a higher risk for mesothelioma. The military employed the widespread use of asbestos between the 1930s and 1980s. Many valued the material for its heat-resistant properties. Asbestos was present in everything from insulation to shipbuilding. Each branch of the military used asbestos in different ways:

  • Army: Asbestos was used in barracks, vehicles and planes.
  • Navy: Boilers, steam pipes and turbines used in shipbuilding contained asbestos.
  • Air Force: Asbestos was present in plane engines, brakes and insulation.
  • Marines: Barracks, ships and vehicles all contained asbestos.

Those in the Navy were particularly at risk. Shipbuilding and maintenance required large quantities of asbestos. Veterans who worked in shipyards faced significant asbestos exposure."

What veterans should know about Epithelioid Mesothelioma - check this link for important information: Epithelioid Mesothelioma: Key Facts About Epithelial Cells (


Key Facts About Mesothelioma & Veterans

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