|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 15 Jun 2009 18:22:48 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Re: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: NRC releases Camp Lejeune report|
Lejeune water study finds no definite disease link By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press June 13, 2009RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune can't definitively be linked to health problems among people who lived at the Marine base over three decades, according to a government report released Saturday.
Former residents of the base in eastern North Carolina don't have diseases different from the general population and the industrial solvents that tainted well water there between the 1950s and 1985 were at concentrations too low to harm human health, according to the report ordered by Congress and released by the National Research Council.
But the 341-page report, which reviews past studies of the base's water and health issues there, said there are severe challenges in trying to connect the contaminants to any birth defects, cancer and many other ailments suffered by people who lived and worked on base.
... For the entire article, see http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gi6vC0bTdsy2zafKiX4WfKrQO0JQD98PTR0O0 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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