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In the early 1980s, two water-supply systems on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were found to be contaminated with the industrial solvents trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE). The water systems were supplied by the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point watertreatment plants, which served enlisted-family housing, barracks for unmarried service personnel, base administrative offices, schools, and recreational areas. The Hadnot Point water system also served the base hospital and an industrial area and supplied water to housing on the Holcomb Boulevard water system (full-time until 1972 and periodically thereafter).

This book examines what is known about the contamination of the water supplies at Camp Lejeune and whether the contamination can be linked to any adverse health outcomes in former residents and workers at the base.

Table of Contents
Front MatterPublic Summary and ContextSummary1 Introduction2 Exposure to Contaminants in Water Supplies at Camp Lejeune3 Systemic Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds and Factors Influencing Susceptibility to Their Effects4 Review of Toxicologic Studies5 Review of Epidemiologic Studies6 Epidemiologic Studies of Solvent-Contaminated Water Supplies7 Integration of Findings from the Toxicologic and Epidemiologic Literature8 Studies of the Camp Lejeune PopulationReferencesAppendix A: Biographic Information on the Committee on Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp LejeuneAppendix B: Participants at Public SessionsAppendix C: Supplemental and Supporting Data for Chapter 2Appendix D: Review of Other Chemical Contaminants of ConcernAppendix E: Details of Epidemiologic Studies on Trichloroethylene and Perchloroethylene

Publisher ‏ : ‎ National Academies Press; Illustrated edition (6 September 2009)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 338 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0309136997
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0309136990
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 181 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.96 x 1.91 x 27.31 cm