Even more important, chemicals in the vapor can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin at a potency of 5x that of water ingestion. Therefore, exposure to concentrated soil vapor can be even more hazardous than drinking the contaminated water on base alone. This is why a proper and detailed soil vapor intrusion toxicity pathway should be evaluated, considered and included in current or future language.
Since 2012 and the passage of a law related to Camp Lejeune contamination, few claims have been approved for care regarding Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination. Last year, the VA admitted that the denial rate was above 95% for all Camp Lejeune claims processed through the VA. While that rate may be softening a bit, complaints continue.