UPDATE on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and Bladder Cancer

January 19, 2017
by Stephanie Chisolm

Between 1957 and 1987, people serving or living at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. This chemical exposure may have led to adverse health conditions.On 1/13/2017 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of bladder cancer and seven other diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Read more here: VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

Read the updated report: ATSDR Assessment of the Evidence for the Drinking Water Contaminants at Camp Lejeune and Specific Cancers and Other Diseases

Learn more about Veterans & Bladder Cancer here.

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