Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Public Health Assessment
ATSDR’s 1997 public health assessment (PHA) of the drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina found that people had been exposed to contaminants of concern. ATSDR declared those past exposures a public health hazard and maintains that position today.
Since the 1997 PHA, additional scientific information has expanded the knowledge base related to exposures to contaminants of concern in drinking at Camp Lejeune. ATSDR recently released preliminary findings from the revised public health assessment (PHA) of the health effects of exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
The 1997 PHA was removed from the ATSDR website in 2009 and is being replaced with an updated PHA. This updated PHA evaluates exposures to VOCs based on these new analyses and studies, particularly the findings from ATSDR’s historical reconstruction modeling efforts and evaluates more recent exposure to lead in drinking water based on sampling data collected by the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune.
The public is invited to review the PHA online and to submit comments before July 5, 2016. The public comment process gives residents an opportunity to review reports, ask questions, and provide input. ATSDR’s response to the public comments received will be included in the appendix of the final report.
Public Health Assessment
- Page last reviewed: May 4, 2016
- Page last updated: May 4, 2016
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