I just found this forum and this is my first post. With it I wanted to let all you aircraft and other maintainers out there know that two years ago the VA agreed on appeal that my in service daily exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) was as likely as not to have caused my spinal cord tumor and awarded me 70% for the resulting damages. I don't know if I'm the VA's first trichloroethylene award, but I'm not yet aware of any others. If the VA has found a trichloroethylene claim in your favor please reply to this post so we can band together to help those who have been denied. Trichloroethylene can cause some strange medical problems. In my research I discovered medical studies that link it to miscarriages through secondary exposure (husband exposed at work and his uniform/hair/skin bring it home to pregnant wife), tumors, and Parkinson's among a host of other problems. My wife had 3 miscarriages during my early career years when my TCE exposure was nearly daily. I have old Air Force buddies that worked in my avionics career field (Electronic Warfare Systems) that have the most bizarre medical problems post service. I have a lot of information if anyone wants my help. Just ask.