Asbestos in the Military




20/10/18 is a comprehensive online resource on mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. Information on treatment and assistance can be located at









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Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today. Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to prescription medications with adverse side effects. By spreading awareness, we believe we can lower this statistic by decreasing the number of recalls, saving more lives of those who have been affected.


We are Mesothelioma Treatment Community. We are here to find a cure. Nothing more, nothing less. THE NEXT PART IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.

What stands us apart from all other mesothelioma websites, is that we are NON-PROFIT and in no way shape or form affiliated with any law firm or attorney. Right now the top 10, 20, 30 or so mesothelioma websites are all owned by law firms. They've created their websites in order to make lawsuit cases out of asbestos and mesothelioma victims while we've created ours to raise awareness and ultimately to find a cure.

Below are some of our links that I'd love for you to visit.

(Home Page) Mesothelioma Treatment Community

What is asbestos?
What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma information for Veterans
Mesothelioma information for Firefighters



There is a small article in The Sun on Sunday about the MOD extending the eligibility for mesothelioma sufferers to choose lump sum compensation. The paper writes that 60 veterans suffering from terminal cancer after exposure to asbestos while in the Armed Forces are set for a huge compensation boost. They were denied 140,000 on offer since last year because they were diagnosed before the scheme started, but now they will have a choice between the lump sum or a pension worth around 32,000 a year. A statement from Veterans Minister Mark Lancaster is partially held in the article, his full statement can be seen below

Veterans Minister Mark Lancaster said:

It is right that we do more to support veterans affected by this condition – it’s part of our commitment to our Armed Forces. This change will give them more choice and control.


I came across RAF Police Associates while researching established Veteran and police related organizations. As the son of a retired Veteran, I've been fortunate enough to witness firsthand the remarkable attributes that the military represents. The resources and educational information you provide are outstanding and something I personally admire. I can't thank you enough for all you've done supporting Veterans.

I’m part of the awareness advocate team at the Mesothelioma Group. We are a charitable organization supporting VFW and the American Legion. Symptoms of mesothelioma cancer are easily mistaken for less serious illnesses, so early detection and awareness is crucial in improving survival rates. The reason this cancer targets so many Veterans is because of the extensive amount of asbestos used in past military equipment. Our organization provides free Veteran-specific resources and support for patients and their loved ones. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase recognition, improving survival rates and life expectancy.

I'm pleased to see you already have a couple mesothelioma resources on your page at However, Nothing directly relating to Veterans and Mesothelioma. Because asbestos exposure and mesothelioma are a growing concern for Veterans and their families, I believe our page at would be a great addition. Our group provides up-to-date, free, information and support, specifically focused on helping Veterans. Do you mind including our link as another great resource?


Jeron McFarland
Awareness Advocate
The Mesothelioma Group

I came across your RAF Police Associates page while searching for veteran's organizations to reach out to about mesothelioma awareness. Thanks so much for all that you and your hard-working organization are offering for those who are in need of the resources. My grandfather served in Korea, and I know that if he were still alive today, how appreciative he would be of a site like yours. I am a history buff and I can tell you that I love how many resources you have, the personalization of the stories, and the detail/facts you are providing. Sometimes dubbed as the “forgotten war” I can assure you that it was not forgotten for all those whose lives it touched.

I contacted you because I’m the Director of Outreach at the Mesothelioma Veterans Center. My goal is to reach veterans and their families who have been affected by mesothelioma and connect them to our website which offers free veteran specific resources and support. 1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, since 2004 over 5,000 veterans have died from mesothelioma. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. A large part of our mission is to help spread awareness to veterans and their families.

I noticed you have a link for veteran related resources, here – I think our Veteran’s Page would be a great addition and benefit to your users. Do you mind including our link as well?


Brian Basham

Director of Community Outreach

192 Nandina Terrace

Winter Springs, FL 32807

My grandfather was a World War II veteran, who lived an extremely fulfilled life. He was a true American hero, and always made sure that his family was well cared for. However, my grandfather was unable to receive the benefits and correct treatment for the health issues that he faced. I have come to find out this has been the case for many veterans living today.

In his honor, I wanted to reach out with you and see if you could help me share a resource with your audience. Could you share on your website? The short questionnaire asks viewers questions to see if they are entitled to compensation. I really want veterans who truly need medical assistance, like my grandfather, to seek help through resources like these.

Mesothelioma Awareness - Countless veterans were exposed to asbestos during their military service, potentially causing life-threatening illnesses. Visit today to learn about malignant mesothelioma if you or a loved one could have come in contact with asbestos.
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I think MesotheliomaHelp would be a great addition to your site and benefit to your users
My name is Joe Maresca and I am the outreach coordinator for the Mesothelioma Clinic. The Mesothelioma Clinic is public service geared
towards helping victims and their families find treatment, doctors and cancer clinics. I am reaching out to website's like yours to help get the word out about our public service to the veteran community.
Joseph Maresca
Outreach Coordinator
The Mesothelioma Clinic
Mesothelioma is almost always associated with exposure to asbestos. It is known to linger inside the body for decades before the first symptoms of the disease appear. Today, an estimated 1.3 million people are exposed daily to asbestos, leading to an increased risk of mesothelioma. Our goal is to partner with organizations like yours to spread awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure.