For those in and around western PA, eastern OH, WV or southwest NY
courtesy of Paul Sutton
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminants in the drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Veterans Affairs representatives will also discuss VA health benefits available to Veterans and family members, and disability benefits for Veterans who were stationed or lived on the base for at least 30 days from August 1953 to December 1987.
Dates/Times: Community Assistance Panel (CAP) Business Meeting:
April 27, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Green Tree
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
Online: Link to livestream of meeting will be available the day of the meeting http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/capmeetings.html
Background: The contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune started in the early 1950s and ended in 1985. ATSDR has been assessing the health risks from hazardous substances in drinking water at Camp Lejeune since the 1980s. ATSDR has published several health studies that have linked exposures to the drinking water with a number of diseases and health conditions.
ATSDR health studies and other work related to Camp Lejeune http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/index.html.
Veterans Affairs Health and Disability Benefits