There is always talk about the contaminants we were subjected to as we went about performing our daily military duties. Agent Orange and asbestos have been at the top of the list, but what about some of the others? Do you remember replacing the helmet edge beading and using toluene/MEK to remove the left-over glue from the helmet? Did you get to pour any custom helmet liners? I always said the jury is out on the long-term effects of exposure to the chemicals used in the pouring of those helmet liners and now the results may have finally surfaced.
Below is a comment from Linda Diemer (formerly Bloomer) who believes she’s suffering from exposure to those chemicals. Provide me with your comments below especially if you share a similar experience.
Linda’s comments are as follows:
Based on my research and a recent meeting with my Pulmonologist, the industrial exposure during the foam liners and other solvents, etc. definitely contributed to my early lung disease. That I was a smoker didn’t help.
I want to poll the group to get a feel for the scope of this issue.