Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos.  This material was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.  Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma qualify for special benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.  Following is a link to an educational guide about mesothelioma:  asbestos.com/mesothelioma/.