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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects



A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.

But the study did conclude that babies born to mothers who drank Lejeune tap water while pregnant were four times more likely than women who lived off-base to have such serious birth defects as spina bifida. Babies whose mothers were exposed also had a slightly elevated risk of such childhood cancers as leukemia, according to the results.


Continue Learning:  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/12/06/cdc-water-at-marine-base-linked-to-birth-defects/

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