Over 40 years ago, various water sources for Camp Lejeune MCB were found to be contaminated with solvents. It is now presumed these substances have caused health problems for both veterans and their families.
Links on this page will attempt to serve as a conduit to resources for informing our veterans who served at Lejeune, and may have health related issues which may be due to the exposure to organic solvents / chlorinated hydrocarbons.
This page may be expanded from time to time as further infomation becomes available.
Posting Jan 4, 2016
VA officials said the eight diseases that have been determined to be service-connected to consuming contaminated drinking water at the base:
Parkinson's disease and
Aplastic anemia or other Myelodysplastic syndromes
VA Secretary Robert McDonald said research by health experts at the Veterans Health Administration and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicated that the risk of developing these illnesses is elevated by exposure to contaminants found in the water, including perchloroethylene, trichlorotheylene, benzene
and other volatile organic compounds. "The water at Camp Lejeune was a hidden hazard, and it is only years later that we know how dangerous it was," McDonald said. "We thank ATSDR for the thorough review that provided much of the evidence we needed to fully compensate veterans who develop one of the conditions known to be related to exposure to the compounds in the drinking
water." Info at:
VA is reimbursing certain veterans’ family members for eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses related to the 15 covered conditions. More information can be found at: