Ongoing Public Health Assessment

Volatile organic compounds in the shallow groundwater can evaporate and move upward into buildings on the Camp Lejeune base and contaminate indoor air. This is called vapor intrusion. ATSDR is trying to find out if people’s heath has been or is being harmed from vapor intrusion on the base.

Some buildings on the base had systems installed to reduce the vapor intrusion. ATSDR will also evaluate how effective these systems are at reducing indoor air contamination.