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Monday, March 17, 2014

Research: Evaluation of mortality among marines and navy personnel exposed to contaminated drinking water at USMC base Camp Lejeune: a retrospective cohort study

Background

Two drinking water systems at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina were contaminated with solvents during 1950s-1985.

Conclusion

The study found elevated HRs at Camp Lejeune for several causes of death including cancers of the kidney, liver, esophagus, cervix, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin lymphoma and ALS. CIs were wide for most HRs. Because <6 assess="" at="" base.="" be="" cohort="" comprehensively="" died="" drinking="" effects="" exposures="" follow-up="" had="" long-term="" nbsp="" necessary="" of="" p="" the="" to="" water="" would="">

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