All Eligible Veterans Exposed to Toxins May Enroll in VA Healthcare March 5th 2024

Beginning March 5, 2024, all Veterans who were exposed to toxins and other hazards while serving in the military, here and abroad, may now enroll directly in VA health care. President Biden directed the expansion of VA health care, eliminating the phase-in outlined in the PACT Act. Consequently, millions of Veterans are potentially eligible for …read more here

Biden-Harris Administration Proposal to Ban Toxic Chemical Trichloroethylene, Protect Public from Serious Health Risks

On October 23, 2023, the EPA proposed a ban on TCE (trichloroethylene), used in cleaning products, tire repair sealants, degreasers, etc., stating there are readily available, safer alternatives. TCE has been shown to cause cancer, neurotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity. Read more here… URL:

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative, age-related disease that affects a part of your brain called the Substantia Nigra. The Substantia Nigra is a part of the Basal Ganglia which is the section of the brain that is responsible for motor control, executive functions, and emotions. Worldwide over 8 million people are living with …read more here

Esophageal Cancer

What is Esophageal Cancer? Anatomy – The esophagus is the tube connecting the throat to the stomach. The inner lining of the esophagus is made up of mucosa and submucosa, which is where esophageal cancers can develop. This type of cancer occurs when cells lining the esophagus mutate and begin to grow out of control. …read more here

Camp Lejeune Claims Mishandled by VBA Lacking Experience in Processing

On August 25, 2022, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published their audit of the Veterans Benefits Administration titled Improved Processing Needed for Veterans’ Claims of Contaminated Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune. OIG was able to conclude that approximately 21,000 claims, or 37 percent, were incorrectly processed for two primary reasons: 1) prematurely denying claims; …read more here

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

Senate Passes Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act of 2022

The Senate passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act as part of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 on June 16, 2022. The Act passed with a vote of 84-14. This historic legislation will allow people who were exposed to the toxic drinking water at …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

High Concentrations of Chemicals and Contaminants Found at Camp Lejeune

Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in the drinking water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 1953-1987 exceeded the EPA’s current maximum contaminant levels. Those who used the water on base were exposed to multiple kinds of VOCs. Investigators found that the drinking water was being contaminated through the disposal of …read more here

Illnesses with a Proven Direct Relationship to Toxins at Camp Lejeune

The Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has surveyed and studied the effects of exposure to toxic chemicals found in the water supply at Camp Lejeune since 1993. ATSDR has found substantial evidence to directly correlate toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune from the 1950s-February 1985 to certain illnesses. In 2017, ATSDR first …read more here