Environmental Health Information Center
In light of your residency in the Campania area, the link below is where you can find out about the most recent Naples Public Health Evaluation, area recommendations, and conservative measures put in place as a result of the Naples Public Health Evaluation.
Naples Public Health Evaluation Enduring Process
The Naples Public Health Evaluation is a comprehensive study of the health risks associated with potential exposure to chemicals in the environment resulting from the area's waste disposal practices. The Campania Region of Italy has experienced numerous challenges associated with trash collection, open burning of uncollected trash and illegal waste disposal practices. In response to health concerns expressed by U.S. Navy personnel in 2007, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia contacted the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center to conduct a comprehensive public health evaluation to assess the potential health risks for U.S. personnel living in the Naples area.
The Naples Public Health Evaluation began in January 2008 and was completed in June 2011. The study involved the collection of tap water, irrigation water, soil, soil gas and air samples. The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center also conducted epidemiological studies - focusing on birth defects, cancer and asthma - and a food study. The food study focused on vegetables and poultry grown near the Campania Region and sold at the Navy Commissary at the Support Site in Gricignano. The Navy also conducted an extensive review of Italian scientific literature and media reports.
On this site, you can review the following:
Navy Public Health Evaluation Frequently Asked Questions
Fact Sheets that discuss topics from Air Quality to Water Quality
Links to various regulatory agencies
Maps of Lease Suspension Zones
If you have environmental health related questions that might be impacting your health, please contact your Primary Care Provider to schedule an appointment: Primary Care