Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as NHL or Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) is a form of cancer that starts in white blood cells. NHL develops when a person’s body produces too many mutated lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell. With NHL, a person’s mutated lymphocytes do not die. The body keeps …read more here

TCE (Trichloroethylene) Contamination Causes Kidney Cancer

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a man-made colorless industrial solvent. TCE is often found at military bases as it is used as metal degreaser for heavy machinery. TCE is recognized as a human carcinogen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Human Health Services (HHS), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and …read more here

Vinyl Chloride Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Vinyl Chloride is a colorless flammable gas. Under high pressure or low temperatures, vinyl chloride can be found in a liquid form. This VOC burns easily and has a mild, sweet odor. Vinyl chloride is a manufactured chemical that is not naturally found in the environment. Most of the vinyl chloride produced in the US …read more here

Benzene Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Benzene (cyclohexatriene) is a VOC that was found in the Camp Lejeune water supply. Benzene is a naturally occurring chemical and can be manufactured by human activity. This VOC is colorless or appears as a light yellow liquid at room temperature. It smells sweet and is highly flammable. It is naturally found in crude oil, …read more here

TCE Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is one of the VOCs found in the water supply at Camp Lejeune. TCE is commonly used as a degreaser. This chemical is frequently used to degrease metals such as military equipment and make refrigerants, dry cleaning solvents, and paint stripping solvents. TCE is a colorless liquid that is manufactured through chemical synthesis …read more here

PCE Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Perchloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethylene or PCE) is one of the VOCs found in the drinking water in the Marine Base Camp Lejeune water supply. PCE is a non-flammable colorless liquid that has a faint sweet smell. This chemical is widely used as a dry cleaning solvent and metal degreaser. It has also been used …read more here