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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Volatile organic compound effects on brain and behavior
Principal Investigator:

Kevin Beck

Location: East Orange, NJ
Congressional District Code: 10
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Abstract Up to one million individuals stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC may have been poisoned by exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that had leached into the base drinking water from 1953 – 1987. The VA is now covering the health costs for Camp Lejeune veterans, civilian staff, and the resident families stationed at the base during that time for a variety of health conditions, including Parkinson's Disease (PD). Still, two of the main contaminants implicated in the toxic effects, trichl...

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