The show tonight at SVR on asbestos will be important info as many many vets (whether Navy or not) were exposed to asbestos in service.I would think similiar MOS for any service branch would involve the same levels of exposure as in the VA PIES list for Navy occupations.
This list as far as I know has not changed since VA prepared it and the Office of General COunsel Pres Op of April 2004 is still relied on by the VA as definitive statement for these claims.
They require proof of asbestos exposure and medical evidence that establishes the nexus between the exposure and the veteran's current disability.There are no presumptives for asbestos claims.
Also here at hadit I have posted the VA training letter for asbestos.
It helped me significanty when I had a local asbestos vet's claim.He died unfortunately whle the claim was in process.
As John said this type of exposure can cause considerable medical ailments.
As the VA's own training letter states- cancers from asbestos exposure can take decades to show up.
Mesotheliamo and asbestosis are only a few of the serious medical consequences of asbestos exposure.