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Commandant of the Marine Corps encourages participation in Health Survey

By Division of Public Affairs | | September 7, 2011

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The Commandant of the Marine Corps encourages anyone who receives an Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Health Survey to complete and return it.

“Taking part in the survey is completely voluntary; however, I fully support ATSDR’s work on this important project and strongly encourage you to participate. The more surveys that are filled out and returned, the more likely the results will be useful,” said Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps.

The survey asks participants who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or Camp Pendleton between 1972 and 1985 about the dates and locations of when and where lived and worked, as well as their work history and health. Everyone who receives the survey will have detailed instructions on how to fill it out.

Survey recipients are encouraged to participate by completing and returning the survey to ATSDR regardless of their health status.

ATSDR expects to release findings in 2014. Each survey participant and those registered with the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water web page will receive a summary of the final report.

For more information about the Health Survey, visit ATSDR’s website at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/health_survey.html

or contact ATSDR at: 1-800-232-4636

To register with the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water web page to receive current information and updates, please visit www.marines.mil/clwater.

For Marine Corps media queries, please contact Capt. Kendra Hardesty, Media Officer, HQMC Division of Public Affairs: (703) 614-4309.


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