TV News LIES

Saturday, Dec 10th

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...


Military targets handling of misconduct cases

Ash CarterMilitary leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of...

U.S. to return part of Okinawa military base to Japan

Air Station FutenmaU.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the United States will return some land...

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

Pentagon waste hiddenThe Pentagon on Tuesday played down a study that found $125 billion of waste in its...

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Bergdahl asks for pardonA former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post...
 
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!