2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 8 Feb 2002 02:38:24 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] jet fuel study
No one knows yet what has caused the childhood leukemia cluster in
Fallon, Nevada. No one has shown that the victims were exposed to jet
fuel. In fact, none of the potential causes stands out as the most
likely source of the problem.

But there is a theory, put forward by Bryant Furlow in The New
Scientist, June 18, 2001. New Scientist archives are available for a fee
at http://www.newscientist.com.

Furlow said that the suspected contaminant, the military's JP-8, differs
from commercial aviation fuels. Furthermore, the warming up of jet
engines forms a superfine mist that can be inhaled and damage the lungs,
liver cells, and the body's immune system. Also, Furlow says that JP-8
doesn't readily evaporate, and that additives could penetrate the skin,
dsirupting the outer layers.


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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