Don Kimball was a non-commissioned officer, stationed on Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire from 1977-1981, at a time when they were frequently using a firefighting foam (AFFF), which we now know to be full of PFAS.
Today, Don is the producer and host of a radio program called Friendly Fire: A Voice For Veterans where he frequently tackles thorny issues like chemical exposures and toxic PFAS testing for veterans.
Don participated in the recent PFAS study conducted with former Pease AFB members. The PFAS Exchange can help participants to make sense of their results. A map of PFAS Contamination of water and military sites in the US demonstrates how far reaching this issue is, particularly on military bases.
Don recommends people interested in the subject explore two websites: Civilian Exposure and Military Poisons.
A member of the Maine Veterans for Peace, Don views social and environmental justice issues in a global context. Did you know that the number one entity for consuming fossil fuels, thus contributing to global climate change on the planet, is the US Department of Defense? Don invites interested parties to join an upcoming climate change action in Boston on Nov 16th at 11 AM to protest Chase Bank's investment in fossil fuels, in solidarity with the COP 27 conference in Egypt.
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