New CDC study links Camp Lejeune’s toxic water to range of cancers

Servicemen stationed at Camp Lejeune marine base from 1975 to 1985 were exposed to an increased risk of cancer compared to other United States military bases, health officials said Wednesday. 

A long-anticipated study compared military personnel who worked at the North Carolina base and those who did not and found alarming cancer rates for those stationed at Camp Lejeune.

Research showed that the contaminated water at Lejeune was linked to cases of leukemia, lymphoma, lung, breast, throat, and thyroid cancer. The contaminants also contributed to Neurobehavioral issues and Female infertility. 

This study was released a week after one North Carolina judge expressed that “The court is open to the first Camp Lejeune’s trial as early as April,” the Lawsuit Information Center said. Arguments in the court focus on who got sick
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