Contaminated Water Supplies at Camp Lejeune: Assessing Potential Health Effects

Contaminated Water Supplies at Camp Lejeune: Assessing Potential Health Effects

By: Committee on Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author), Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (author)Paperback

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In the early 1980s, two water-supply systems on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were found to be contaminated with the industrial solvents trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE). The water systems were supplied by the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point watertreatment plants, which served enlisted-family housing, barracks for unmarried service personnel, base administrative offices, schools, and recreational areas. The Hadnot Point water system also served the base hospital and an industrial area and supplied water to housing on the Holcomb Boulevard water system (full-time until 1972 and periodically thereafter). This book examines what is known about the contamination of the water supplies at Camp Lejeune and whether the contamination can be linked to any adverse health outcomes in former residents and workers at the base.


1 Front Matter; 2 Public Summary and Context; 3 Summary; 4 1 Introduction; 5 2 Exposure to Contaminants in Water Supplies at Camp Lejeune; 6 3 Systemic Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds and Factors Influencing Susceptibility to Their Effects; 7 4 Review of Toxicologic Studies; 8 5 Review of Epidemiologic Studies; 9 6 Epidemiologic Studies of Solvent-Contaminated Water Supplies; 10 7 Integration of Findings from the Toxicologic and Epidemiologic Literature; 11 8 Studies of the Camp Lejeune Population; 12 References; 13 Appendix A: Biographic Information on the Committee on Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune; 14 Appendix B: Participants at Public Sessions; 15 Appendix C: Supplemental and Supporting Data for Chapter 2; 16 Appendix D: Review of Other Chemical Contaminants of Concern; 17 Appendix E: Details of Epidemiologic Studies on Trichloroethylene and Perchloroethylene

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  • ISBN13: 9780309136990
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 338
  • ID: 9780309136990
  • ISBN10: 0309136997

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