Civilian Employees at Camp Lejeune Also Victims of Water Contamination
This is an American tragedy that affected not only countless U.S. Marine men and women but also civilians who worked on site. As reported in Environmental Health, a new mortality test reveals that civilian employees working at Camp Lejeune between 1953-1987 were victims of water contamination as a result of two drinking water tanks polluted with solvents.
The researchers conducted a retrospective cohort mortality study and found elevated Hazard Ratios (HRs) in Camp Lejeune employees (as compared to Camp Pendleton workers, the comparison cohort). The elevated HRs were identified for several causes of death, including cancers of the kidney, rectum, oral cavity, leukemias, multiple myeloma, and Parkinson’s disease.
Are You a Victim?
This is one of the worst contamination tragedies in the history of the United States. Men, women, and children have been affected. Hundreds of American citizens, young and old, have been stricken with strange illnesses and rare diseases that harm, disfigure, maim, and even kill.
If you or a loved one lived at Camp Lejeune during this time (1953-1987) we’d like to know. You could be a victim. Contact us today.