Fetuses Infants And Babies Were Innocent Victims Of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination And Marine Corp Negligence
Thousands of fetuses were stillborn, born with birth defects and neurological development difficulties because mothers drank Camp Lejeune water
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - Illegally disposing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other toxins like benzene and methyl chlorine are responsible for polluting the Camp Lejeune water system and exposing millions of people to carcinogens that cause cancer. US Marines are among the most physically and mentally tough individuals on earth, yet they are as susceptible to the ravages of cancer as any other person. There are images of a once rugged US soldier being decimated into physical fragility from smoking cigarettes and the same is true when drinking contaminated Camp Lejeune tap water. Thousands of US Marines have developed cancer, and many have died from the disease as a direct result of being stationed at Camp Lejeune and drinking the seemingly harmless, odorless, and colorless tap water. All the while people working, living, and playing at Camp Lejeune were ingesting carcinogens equivalent to smoking three packets of cigarettes per day. Marines with cancer and the survivors of those who have died from the disease should seek the guidance of a Camp Lejeune water attorney via a free, no-cost, no-obligation interview, and see if they have a case to sue the government for their recklessness, carelessness, and negligence.
While US Marines' health was decimated by water carcinogens, it may pale when compared to the detrimental effects the poison had on others who drank the water. Variables like age make drinking contaminated drinking more deadly to some groups of people than others. Pregnant mothers who drank Camp Lejeune water during their pregnancy exposed their unborn fetuses, the most vulnerable of all human life, to toxic water contamination. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia reports on the health effects associated with ingesting trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride, all found in the Camp Lejeune water system. They say, "The effects of exposure to any chemical depend on when you are exposed (during pregnancy, in infancy, etc), how much you are exposed to, how long you are exposed, how you are exposed (breathing, drinking), and what your traits and habits are." This makes sense. Unfortunately, the first item seems to be of the most immediate concern. The next most vulnerable group after the unborn are babies and young children that trusted daycare at Camp Lejeune. Marine Corps mothers routinely dropped their kids off at the daycare on the base for 4-8 hours per day while they went to work. Youngsters are now being reported to have stunted physical and neurological development leading to cancer and Parkinson's disease as adults. So many infants, babies, and children have died at Camp Lejeune that the local cemetery has set aside an area dubbed "Baby Heaven." Marine Corp and civilian parents may now file lawsuits against the federal government under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act if their child lived or played at Camp Lejeune for more than 30-days from 1953 to 1987 and developed or died from cancer or suffered a birth defect.