2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 18:22:48 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: NRC releases Camp Lejeune report
Lejeune water study finds no definite disease link

Associated Press
June 13, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune can't definitively be linked to health problems among people who lived at the Marine base over three decades, according to a government report released Saturday.

Former residents of the base in eastern North Carolina don't have diseases different from the general population and the industrial solvents that tainted well water there between the 1950s and 1985 were at concentrations too low to harm human health, according to the report ordered by Congress and released by the National Research Council.

But the 341-page report, which reviews past studies of the base's water and health issues there, said there are severe challenges in trying to connect the contaminants to any birth defects, cancer and many other ailments suffered by people who lived and worked on base.


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