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Contaminated water supplies at Camp Lejeune; assessing potential health effects.


Contaminated water supplies at Camp Lejeune; assessing potential health effects.

National Research Council.

National Academies Press


318 pages




From the middle 1950s to the middle 1980s, two water-supply systems on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were contaminated with industrial solvents from an off-base dry cleaner and on-base industrial activities. The contaminated water was distributed widely to housing, offices, schools, a hospital, and other facilities. The US Navy asked the Council to synthesize research into the incident, and a committee was formed of specialists in epidemiology, toxicology, exposure analysis, groundwater analysis, and other relevant professions. The committee's report discusses such matters as systematic exposures to volatile organic compounds and factors influencing susceptibility to their effects, the integration of toxicological and epidemiological literature, and studies of the camp's population. There is no index.

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Date:Dec 1, 2010
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