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Old 13 January 2017, 13:03
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VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

• adult leukemia

• aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes

• bladder cancer

• kidney cancer

• liver cancer

• multiple myeloma

• non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

• Parkinson’s disease


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Old 13 January 2017, 21:00
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They're also looking at potential contamination at Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort. Clusterfuck is an understatement!

http://www.lmtonline.com/news/articl...s-10852871.php
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Latest Update From the VA

Final from the VA today.

http://americaflashnews.com/va-final...-camp-lejeune/
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Wasn't the abnormally large cluster of male breast cancer victims the straw that brought the situation to national attention, yet it isn't a presumptive condition?
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Old 15 March 2017, 15:57
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VA’s rule establishes presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in water supply at Camp Lejeune


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Waiting on the CDC study to come out. I found the tie in to Camp Lejeune in an article on a never Trump site about a Politico article released in May.



https://mic.com/articles/189855/trum...ses#.HV7EKBCPP



https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...e-study-536950



The only thing I remember about firefighting foam was it nearly all natural. Perfectly harmless.
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That was the old stuff.

AFFF is a soap of sorts. Not hazardous exactly, but not "all natural."
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Old 24 June 2018, 19:46
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Exclamation Firefighting foam

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That was the old stuff.

AFFF is a soap of sorts. Not hazardous exactly, but not "all natural."

You made me do some reading. We may have been using the wrong exact names but AFFF is the bad stuff and a P in the letters like AFFP AFFF-Pxxx designating protein both natural and synthetic is the safe stuff. The Navy sent out a bulletin a couple of years ago describing minimizing use of and containing the runoff of the bad stuff. disclaimer: If you handle foam do your own research. I pulled all this on the first page of a web search for AFFF.
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