2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 10:10:06 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Air Force Base Eyed in ALS Cases

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Friday October 20 7:29 AM ET
Air Force Base Eyed in ALS Cases 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A suspected high occurrence of Lou Gehrig's disease
among former and current workers at Kelly Air Force Base has prompted a
federal investigation to determine if the base is to blame.

The disease, scientifically known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS,
has struck 16 workers in recent years, killing five people, the local ALS
Association says.

ALS statistically affects fewer than two out of 100,000 people each year in
the United States, leaving some experts baffled by the high numbers at the
air base. An ongoing environmental cleanup of Kelly and its associated
health-risk studies have only heightened suspicions.



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