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From author Mike Magner comes this fresh and revealing look at the ongoing tragic consequences of decades of water contamination and neglect at Camp Lejeune, NC. Anyone that picks up this book will shake their heads in disbelief as to the extent of this contamination and the denials involved. Plus, it poses the question we’ve already been asking here at Civilian Exposure…is this just the tip of the iceberg? How many more military bases and installations have suffered from toxic contamination. How many military and civilian employees around the country have been exposed and are now suffering serious health problems as a result?
Benzene is among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the United States. It is used mainly as a solvent (a substance that can dissolve or extract other substances) and as a starting material in making other chemicals. In the past it was also commonly used as a gasoline additive, but this use has been greatly reduced in recent decades.