Adverse Effectsof Camp LejeuneToxins on Adults
Perchloroethylene (PCE) or (PERC)
Several studies have been conducted on how PCE can affect the body, and several health maladies were associated with PCE contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, and it was determined that PCE is a carcinogen that often affects the central nervous system, kidneys, liver, and color vision in eyes. Other effects linked to PCE exposure include menstrual disorders, spontaneous abortion, sperm abnormalities, and decreased infertility. Perchloroethylene is also associated with many cancers like non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma and bladder cancer, while other evidence indicates it is associated with esophageal, kidney, lung, cervical and breast cancer.
Short-term effects of vinyl chloride include eye, mucus membranes, and respiratory tract irritation. Long-term effects that are linked to vinyl chloride include increased risk of rare forms of liver cancer (hepatic angiosarcoma), as well as cancers of the brain, lungs, lymphoma, and leukemia. There is also evidence that suggests that vinyl chloride may also contribute to higher frequencies of miscarriages and may affect growth and development of children in utero and post-partum possibly causing pediatric development problems and Musculo-skeletal disorders.
If you have been stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days or are a family member who lived there with a serviceperson and have developed a medical condition or illness linked to the toxins at the base, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Krause and Kinsman for a free consultation.