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Overview of ATSDR Camp Lejeune Survey

Historical Document

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The survey was part of a multi-step process to study the potential health effects of in-utero exposure to the chemicals found in drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Telephone surveys were conducted with parents of 12,598 children born to women who were pregnant while living in on-base housing at Camp Lejeune any time from 1968-1985. Parents were asked if the child had a birth defect or developed a childhood cancer. The survey is now complete. A total of 103 potential cases were reported. Next, ATSDR confirmed the children's health problems by asking parents who said their children had health problems of interest for access to their child's health records. The records were reviewed and ATSDR is now ready to conduct a full study. The study will include all confirmed cases of the birth defects and childhood cancers of interest.

Additional Resources

Executive Summary
Detailed summary of the background and findings from the telephone interviews of parents of children born to women who were potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune from 1968-1985.

Webcast Transcript
Eight minute transcript of the webcast that gives a progress report on the survey of childhood cancers and birth defects among children whose mothers were pregnant while living at Camp Lejeune from 1968-1985.

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