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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.
Over the past 2 years, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has completed
and published four epidemiological studies to determine if people residing and working on U.S. Marine
Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune), NC, or their offspring were at increased risk for certain
health effects as a result of exposure to water contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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The ATSDR responded recently to the IOM review on VA Clinical Guidance, specifically noting errors in guidance and scientific research interpretations. It also updates and gives an overview regarding 2014 studies and the need for improved VA guidance based on this new research.
One of the missions of Civilian Exposure is to provide resources to help shed light on studies and progress regarding Camp Lejeune water contamination. For those seeking to dig deeper into the history of the contamination, plus receive updates from the Marine Corps, this site has some additional information that may be useful: