TV News LIES

Friday, Jul 29th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Military CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects

CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects

E-mail Print PDF

Camp LejeuneA long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.

The authors of the study on Camp Lejeune released late Thursday by the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry warned it is based on a small sample size and cannot prove exposure to the chemicals caused specific individuals to become ill.

But the study did conclude that babies born to mothers who drank Lejeune tap water while pregnant were four times more likely than women who lived off-base to have such serious birth defects as spina bifida. Babies whose mothers were exposed also had a slightly elevated risk of such childhood cancers as leukemia, according to the results.

The study surveyed the parents of 12,598 children born at Lejeune between 1968 and 1985, the year most contaminated drinking water wells were closed. They reported 106 cases of serious birth defects and childhood hematopoietic cancers. Of those, researchers said they could obtain medical records to confirm the diagnoses in only 52 cases.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US navy to name ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk

Harvey MilkThe United States navy will name a ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk, the first...

Extramarital affair, misuse of resources cost Army general his post

Gen David HaightMilitary officials have relieved a senior officer from a key post in Europe after determining he...

Pentagon has ‘credible information’ to probe alleged US strikes on civilians

Military to probe Syria bombingThe US military says it has gathered enough material to launch an inquiry into civilian casualties,...

U.S. troops sent to South Sudan to evacuate embassy

Troops in South SudanAbout 40 U.S. military troops were rushed to Juba, South Sudan, to speed the evacuation of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!