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Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

A new VA rule establishes that veterans, former reservists, and former National Guard members, who served at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more during August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, and who have been diagnosed with any of eight associated diseases are presumed to have obtained or aggravated the disease in service for purposes of entitlement to VA benefits.

The presumption of service connection are for any of the following diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina:
- adult leukemia
- aplastic anemia & other
myelodysplastic syndromes
- bladder cancer
- kidney cancer
- liver cancer
- multiple myeloma
- non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Parkinson's disease

The final rule is effective March 17, 2017.

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