VA ’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has established a presumption of service connection for eight diseases that may be associated with exposure to contamination in the water supply at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987. This will make it easier for veterans to receive the care and benefits they need. The eight diseases are adult leukemia, aplastic anemia and other myelodysplatic syndromes, bladder, kidney, or liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Parkinson's disease.
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