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ATSDR to hold quarterly Camp Lejeune CAP meeting


Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

ATSDR Camp Lejeune CAP Meeting Rescheduled. For more information: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/news/displaynews.asp?PRid=2645

(Atlanta) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear updates of ongoing public health activities from the scientists who conducted public health studies to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

The next meeting open to the public will be held Jan. 23, 2018, at 9:00 am in Atlanta at the offices of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ATSDR, at 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA.

More details about registration are available on the Camp Lejeune CAP website: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/index.html. People who can’t attend the meeting in person can watch a live stream of the meeting online. A link to the live stream will be available the morning of the meeting at: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/capmeetings.html.

Background:

ATSDR has published several health studies that have determined the extent of the drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune. These studies have linked exposures to the drinking water with a number of diseases and health conditions, including multiple cancers, preterm births, and neural tube defects. Participants in the studies included Marine Corps and Navy personnel, their families, and civilian employees who worked at the base.

For more information about the health studies and other work done by ATSDR at Camp Lejeune, please visit https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/index.html.

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ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the potential for adverse human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.

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