Dale Dye urges Marines to fill out ATSDR Health Survey

Uploaded by CDCStreamingHealth on 26.09.2011

Hi. I’m Dale Dye. You know, I’ve been in a lot of movies.
But the best role of my life was when I served as a United States Marine.
I served as a Marine in Beirut, and a lot of other interesting places all over the world. Sometimes it was tough.
But even the bad times were good. I served with a wonderful bunch of people who were true patriots.
Part of that time, I was based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, where we’ve discovered that there were contaminants in the water supply.
Now, I’ve been hearing a lot about Camp Lejeune lately.
Some of my friends and their families, who also lived there, are worried that they might have been drinking contaminated water during their time on the base.
They are wondering if that water might be related to health problems they have or issues they might have in the future. Now, we have a chance to find out.
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or the A-T-S-D-R,
is working with the Marine Corps to conduct a health survey of people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or Camp Pendleton.
More than 300,000 people who lived at either base between 1972 and 1985 will get a survey between now and December.
The camp Pendleton surveys are important because they’llprovide a basis for comparison with the information from the Camp Lejeune surveys.
And that will make the survey more accurate and useful in the final analysis.
You know, I’m lucky to be in good health. But whether you feel you are healthy or not, please fill out a survey if you get one.
I’m filling mine out. It’s the least I can do for the men and women who have put their lives on the line for our country.