|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:40:37 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: "New [Camp] Lejeune [NC} water contamination report raises concerns"|
New Lejeune water contamination report raises concerns By Jannette Pippin Jacksonville Daily News (NC) March 19, 2015As Gavin Smith read over a new report released this week from the Institute of Medicine, it was what is missing from the document that raised his concerns.
The report offers recommendations to improve a draft Veterans Affairs clinical guidance document intended to help health care providers determine whether a veteran or family member has a medical condition covered by legislation established in response to groundwater contamination that was documented at Camp Lejeune.
In 2012, Congress passed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, which provides hospital care and medical services to veterans and family members who have any of the 15 health conditions associated with use or consumption of the contaminated water.
The report states that between 1957 and 1987, the groundwater at Camp Lejeune was inadvertently contaminated with chemicals that were later found to cause cancer and other health problems.
After a quick glance, Smith noticed the dates. He said there is evidence to support a starting date of 1953.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.jdnews.com/news/military/new-lejeune-water-contamination- report-raises-concerns-1.452956
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