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Newly Released Study Links Water Contamination to Childhood Leukemia

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released a new report confirming the link between contaminated tap water at Camp Lejeune to an increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.  The study examined a number of children (almost 13,000 sample size) between 1999 and 2002.

This new study, along with an upcoming mortality study to be released soon, marks a shift in the fight to hold the base and the government accountable for over four decades of water supply contamination.  For links to the news story and the report, visit:

News14 Carolina: http://charlotte.news14.com/content/search/702407/study-links-contaminated-camp-lejeune-water-to-birth-defects?ap=1&MP4

NC Senators Burr & Hagan Respond: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131206/ARTICLES/131209807?Title=Sens-Hagan-Burr-respond-to-CDC-report-on-tainted-water

CBS News Report: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdc-camp-lejeune-birth-defects/

CDC Report from the ATSDR: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/docs/Camp%20Lejeune_Birth%20Defects%20and%20Childhood%20Cancers%20Study_Fact%20Sheet.pdf

Complete Updates from the ATSDR: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/update.html


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