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.
This is a long-standing issue with military families, spouses, children and civilian DOD personnel that were on the base between the early 1950s and late 1980s. Many have suffered due to elevated risks of cancers and other debilitating illnesses due to exposure to extremely elevated levels of chemicals in the groundwater and soil aboard the base, including benzene, TCE, PCE and vinyl chloride.