A new government study concludes that those living at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina are more likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers than others. The highly important study confirms that the toxic water at Camp Lejeune was highly dangerous to the health of those living on the base. This includes military and civilian personnel who lived and/or worked at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987.
The drinking water at Camp Lejeune was heavily contaminated with many potent chemicals that are known to cause cancer. This includes trichloroethylene (TCE), vinyl chloride, and benzene. When military members or civilians living on the base drank the water, showered, or even just ate food there, they were contaminated with these highly dangerous chemicals. Prior studies confirmed that exposure to these chemicals caused people to be more likely to die of blood and organ cancers, and that Parkinson’s disease was much more likely. As of today, the Department of Justice formally recognizes 9 health problems linked to the Camp Lejeune toxic water:
- non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Systemic sclerosis
- Kidney disease
This new study confirms that male breast cancer, myeloid cancers (including polycythemia vera, myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative syndromes), esophageal cancer, thyroid cancer, soft tissue cancer, marginal B-cell lymphoma, and some lung cancers are also caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
It is important to know that the deadline to file your Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit is coming up in July 2024. Snyder & Wenner is heavily involved in the litigation, and has a seat on the Leadership committee. These landmark cases are crucially important to hold the government accountable for what it knowingly did to its own military members. If you or someone you know lived at Camp Lejeune for more than 30 days from 1953 to 1987, please contact us today to see if we can help.