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ATSDR releases public health assessment of drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
ATSDR, ATLANTA, GA (January 26, 2017) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) recently released the revised public health assessment (PHA) of the health effects of exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in the drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) finalized a new rule on 13 January 2017 to consider eight diseases as presumptive for service connection. This presumptive service connection provides VA disability benefits to veterans who have one of eight diseases and served for no less than 30 days (consecutive or nonconsecutive) on permanent or temporary duty at Camp Lejeune between 1 August 1953 and 31 December 1987.
Click here for more information on the new VA rule.
Click here to read the Marine Corps statement on the new VA rule.

ATSDR's study article "Evaluation of contaminated drinking water and male breast cancer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a case controls study" has been released.
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sep. 18, 2015) - ATSDR's "Evaluation of contaminated drinking water and male breast cancer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a case controls study” journal article was published this week.

ATSDR's study article "Evaluation of contaminated drinking water and preterm birth, small for gestational age, and birth weight at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a cross-sectional study" has been released.
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 21, 2014) - ATSDR's "Evaluation of contaminated drinking water and preterm birth, small for gestational age, and birth weight at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a cross-sectional study" journal article was published online yesterday.

The Results of the ATSDR'S Study "Mortality Study of Civilian Employees Exposed to Contaminated Drinking Water at USMC Base Camp Lejeune: a Retrospective Cohort Study" Have Been Released
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 14, 2014) - ATSDR's "Mortality study of civilian employees exposed to contaminated drinking water at USMC Base Camp Lejeune: a retrospective cohort study" journal article was published online yesterday.

The Results of ATSDR Mortality Study of Marine Corps and Navy Personnel Has Been Released
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 20, 2014) - ATSDR's Evaluation of mortality among Marines and Navy personnel exposed to contaminated drinking water at USMC Base Camp Lejeune: A retrospective cohort study was published yesterday. 

Birth Defects and Childhood Cancer Study Results Released
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2013) – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) Evaluation of exposure to contaminated drinking water and specific birth defects and childhood cancers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a case-control study has been published

Hadnot Point, Holcomb Boulevard water modeling results released
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 15, 2013) – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released its "Chapter A: Summary and Findings” water modeling report today for the Hadnot Point and Holcomb Boulevard Water Treatment Plants and Vicinities at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

New Law Provides Healthcare to former Marines, Families
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 6, 2012) - A new law, “Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012,” was signed by President Obama today at a ceremony in the Oval Office.

Marine Corps Response to Semper Fi Film
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2012) - A message from Maj. Gen. Kessler regarding the film "Semper Fi: Always Faithful."

CMC Supports ATSDR Health Survey
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2011) - The Commandant of the Marine Corps supports the ATSDR Health Survey.

Commandant of the Marine Corps encourages participation in ATSDR Health Survey
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 29, 2011) - The Commandant of the Marine Corps encourages anyone who receives an Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Health Survey to complete and return it.

Marines send representative to ATSDR’s Community Assistance Panel meeting
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Apr. 28, 2010) - The Marine Corps remains committed to the purposes of the Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel and to receiving useful input from the CAP.

Camp Lejeune Water Study Registry
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 24, 2007) - Former residents and employees of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., can now register at the official Marine Corps water study website for notification and information purposes regarding past drinking water contamination.

Update on Camp Lejeune Water Study
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 13, 2007) - Marine officials testified before a subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday to discuss past drinking water contamination at Maine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Commandant Receives Independent Panel's Report on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Events
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 6, 2004) - The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Mike Hagee, formally accepted the final report today from the Drinking Water Fact-Finding Panel for Camp Lejeune.

Commandant Names 3 Panel Members to Review Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Events
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 10, 2004) - The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Mike Hagee, today identified the three members who will comprise an independent panel tasked with reviewing the events at Camp Lejeune between 1980 and 1985 that relate to a decision to close several drinking water wells impacted by volatile organic compounds. 

Commandant Appoints Independent Panel to Review Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Events
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 20, 2004) - The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Mike Hagee, has convened an independent panel to review the events at Camp Lejeune between 1980 and 1985, which pertain to the decision to close several wells which supplied drinking water to portions of the base.

Agency to Release Camp Lejeune Children's Health Survey Progress Report
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2003) - The Marine Corps has been actively assisting the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct a two-phase, independent epidemiological study to determine whether there may be an association between solvents found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in the early 1980s and certain childhood conditions.

Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune Health Survey Still Seeking Participants
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2001) - Marine Corps officials are still seeking former Marine families who conceived children while living aboard Marine Corps Base (MCB) housing at Camp Lejeune from 1968 through 1985.

Marine Corps Encouraging Participation in Environmental Health Survey
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 1, 2000) - Marine Corps officials are trying to reach an additional 10,000 former residents of Camp Lejeune's on-base housing who may have been exposed to contaminants in the water supply prior to 1985.

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