Want to know more about VHA guidance on Camp Lejeune water contamination? Take a closer look at the January 2014 Release of the latest “Guidance for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Staff – Covered Clinical Conditions – Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, Section 102”:
Camp Lejeune Contamination StudiesIn the News
Today, the Environmental Health Journal released new findings on birth issues and connection to contaminated water aboard Camp Lejeune. Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate associations between residential prenatal exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune during 1968–1985 and preterm birth, small for gestational age (SGA), term low birth weight (TLBW), and mean birth weight deficit (MBW).
The ATSDR recently released a transcript of our latest CAP meeting in Atlanta on September 11, 2014. For those that were not able to attend or view the online video streaming of this meeting, this transcript will provide ample insight into all of the topics covered. Among the information discussed during the day-long event includes the newly released Male Breast Cancer Study, the Civilian Mortality Study and the Birth Defects and Childhood Cancer Study.
Camp Lejeune Contamination Studies
As the ATSDR continues to release studies and findings after extensive research, this study is yet another example of the breadth of constituencies exposed to decades of contamination. Enlisted Marines, spouses, children, civilians and more all have a vested interest in these studies and their results. Each study should not be viewed in isolation. When all studies are viewed in total, the picture becomes alarmingly clear.