Experts reported the tap water highly contaminated as early as 19.
But it took until late 1984 for the Corps to begin testing all the wells and shutting down the contaminated ones.
As I recall he had a very debilitating neurological disease.
– knowing they share at least one common thread: they all lived at Camp Lejeune for a period of time, and drank the water. they say they want the Marine Corps to help them figure out what made them so sick - with such a rare disease for men.And I have one final question for the Marine Corps: Is there anything more you can do to help these former Marines, or children of Marines, uncover why they are so sick?If you had the chance, and had only one question, what would you ask?A large question remains - will there ever be a day when scientists will have conclusive evidence to prove there is a link between the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and the Marines who say that contamination caused their cancers and other illnesses? Records show there was water contamination at the base for decades.The Corps admits this contamination was serious – toxic chemicals, which are classified as probable carcinogens, meaning they are believed to cause cancer in humans.Each case is always decided on the individual merits and the former service member would need to show he was at the contamination site, current medical evidence of a disability, and an opinion by a medical Doctor that his disability was as likely as not caused by the contamination. I was lucky it had not gotten into my lymph nodes and I did not have to have radiation or chemo or subsequent treatment.BUT---- I went to Mayo here in Scottsdale for the surgery and treatment.The contaminated water also caused neurobehavioral effects.Central nervous system depression, attention deficits, deficits in visual discrimination, altered visual evoked potentials, along with cancer and all the other damage it does to organs. I personally haven't been able to be tested for cancer(s), but, I have been plagued with metal health type issues since I was a child.As of now I'm supposed to be on mental health medications that I cannot afford. So though I support my country I didn't sign up for this or sign my life away as the saying goes. What I do know is that there is a man in Hawaii who has PROVED that people who have cancer of any type can be cured.I was exposed from the ages of 3 months till about 4 years old. Right now I'm 28 years old and looking for people like me and around my age group. This is a non-invasive and IF they will follow the program can be cured within 2-4 months.