Asbestos-from the RoK

Update (Jan 13): The VA had told us, under the Freedom of Information Act, that it cannot find studies on asbestos exposure among Korean War and Korea service vets. We don’t buy it and will appeal.

We’re researching exposure to asbestos among veterans who served in Korea after and during the Korean War. This includes obtaining military records about veterans exposed to asbestos; the use of asbestos tile in housing units and common areas; removal of asbestos; and information from mesothelioma lawsuits and asbestos lawsuits.

If you have information about asbestos use in Korea; veterans with symptoms of asbestos exposure from Korea, including but not limited to asbestos in the lung; or cases of lung cancer caused by asbestos or mesothelioma from Korean service, please contact us at producer (at)

For information on exposure to Agent Orange suffered by DMZ vets, click here.

This section of DMZ War will also covers issues such as:

  • What is asbestos?
  • Why is asbestos dangerous?
  • What does asbestos cause?
  • Does asbestos cause cancer?
  • How does asbestos cause cancer?
  • How much exposure to asbestos causes cancer?
  • Can one exposure to absbestos cause cancer?
  • What is asbestosis?
  • What causes mesothelioma?
  • Symptoms of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos lung
  • Symptoms of mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis vs methothelioma

See the VA asbestos page:

RoK Troops Track North Korean Infiltration Team (Nov. ’68) The US Military Provided Air Support and Combat Cameraman See What Happened Below

Previously Secret ’59 Army Intel Report on NK Infiltration Tactics

Villagers View Bodies of 5 NK Infiltrators

Distraught Villager Restrained Trying to Eart Heart from Dead NK Soldier Seven Members of this Man’s Family Killed by NK Team

Removing Bodies of NK Infiltrators

What Began As Secret Commando Mission Ends In the Back of a RoK Truck

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