The Department of Veterans Affairs has a list of potential health issues for service members who served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days during the period August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
You must demonstrate that you served for at least 30 days (consecutive or non-consecutive) and have a current diagnosis of one of the diseases mentioned above to get a presumed service connection.
Importantly, because VA will assume that one of the above circumstances is linked to your military service, you do not need to show that your sickness is connected.
Service members who served at Camp Lejeune and have other health problems can still apply for VA disability compensation by establishing a medical link between their disabilities and their military service.
What effects did the Camp Lejeune contamination have on people?
There are a lot of side effects from water contamination. The most common side effects are liver, kidney, and bladder problems. These problems can lead to cancer. Other side effects include anemia, skin rashes, and neurological disorders.
The Camp Lejeune water contamination is an excellent example of how harmful contaminants can be. The people exposed to the contaminated water have experienced a wide range of health problems. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of the potential side effects of water contamination to avoid them in the future.
There has been a lot of public debate about the long-term health effects on those who lived at Ground Zero and were exposed to the polluted water.
TCE and PCE are considered hazardous in animals and people therefore it’s critical to examine the magnitude and breadth of exposure that occurred at Ground Zero to assess potential health impacts on former residentsRead More