Marine Camp Waters Found to Increase Parkinson’s Risk

Research shows chemical TCE in Camp Lejeune waters increased risk by 70 percent.

A study released recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that contaminated water at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, caused military members to be 70 percent more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease compared to personnel stationed elsewhere. 

In a study funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 340,500 service members were interviewed. The researchers focused on the time period between 1975 to 1985 when the base camp’s water supply was tainted with trichloroethylene (TCE) by a measure of 70 times more than the amount permissible for human safety.

Veterans affected by TCE contamination can file for VA benefits to address related illnesses.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General David Berger as he serves in the role of Marine Corps Commandant.
  • For Secretary Denis McDonough as he heads the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • For the Marine Corps personnel who have been affected by the contaminated water of the camp.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal


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