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

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