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Hello again.

I was at the VA and was checking over my last year of blood tests when it was noted that I have a low level of diabetes. There are some other problems too. As the discussion was going I was asked about my past military background and I told them I was assigned for several years in the early 70's to Carswell AFT, Ft Tx. I was then informed that Carswell was listed under the superfund list for clean up of contaminants. Also diabetes may be caused by environmental toxins. My goal is now to check to see if there are any connections with my assignment at Carswell and my now looming medical problems.

Any leads on how to start this search?

Any leads on where/how to research findings at Carswell?

Any leads on where/how to find out if any other veterans had their medical problems connected to their assignment at Carswell?

Thanks

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Hello again.

I was at the VA and was checking over my last year of blood tests when it was noted that I have a low level of diabetes. There are some other problems too. As the discussion was going I was asked about my past military background and I told them I was assigned for several years in the early 70's to Carswell AFT, Ft Tx. I was then informed that Carswell was listed under the superfund list for clean up of contaminants. Also diabetes may be caused by environmental toxins. My goal is now to check to see if there are any connections with my assignment at Carswell and my now looming medical problems.

Any leads on how to start this search?

Any leads on where/how to research findings at Carswell?

Any leads on where/how to find out if any other veterans had their medical problems connected to their assignment at Carswell?

Thanks

Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth, TX is now NAS (Naval Air Station) JRTB (Joint Reserve Training Base).

NAS JRTB, Ft. Worth, TX. The PIO (Publice Information Officer/Office) at NAS JRTB should be able to help you with any information concerning Super Fund clean-up operations going on there.

Bear in mind that this is still an active duty NAS with active duty components of the Navy and reserve/active duty components of the USAF and, even, I believe, the USCG. So, any information that you receive will probably require a properly filed FOIA request.

I am there a couple times a month (our bi-weekly meeting of The Old Farts Club). If I can help you with anything just say so, although I don't know much about the internal workings going on there anymore.

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If you claim your diabetes was caused by environmental toxins- you have to prove direct exposure to those toxins and then, by strong medical evidence, have a doctor link these toxins as to causing your diabetes.

There is some info on the net to support possible link. Of Corse dioxin ( as one of the POPs persistent organic pollutants in this article, can cause diabetes mellitus)

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jan2008/2008-01-25-04.asp

Bisphenol-=a plastic additive also has been linked to diabetes:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/580574

All the printouts in the world however will not overcome two things you have to prove-that you-by your MOS-were exposed to a toxin and that by medical evidence-(such as an IMO from an expert)there is no other possibly etilogy but for inservice toxion exposure-for your diabetes.

I know a vet who has spent plenty to get IMos that favorably state he was exposed to toxins inservice and that they caused his present disabilities.

He is thinking of spending even more money for another similiar IMO- however the VA has stated he has failed to prove his exposure to specific toxins in service.

Camp LeJeune is Superfund site as well- and plenty of mil bases are.

Until he does that his IMO money is a waste.

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