2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 31 Dec 2002 17:27:28 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Fallon (Nevada) grassroots health survey
Activists Release Fallon Cancer Survey Results

Frank X. Mullen Jr.


Health activists released the results of a Fallon cancer survey late
Monday, saying it proves more investigation is needed into whether other
disease spikes exist in addition to the town?s well-documented childhood
leukemia cluster.

The survey of 3,379 Fallon residents, about half the town's population,
has not been analyzed to determine whether the findings show cancer
rates beyond what would be expected.

State health officials have said that aside from the 16 children
diagnosed with leukemia since 1997, Churchill County has no other high
incidences of cancers. While the unofficial survey was under way in
October, state health officials also questioned the reliability of
whatever data would come from the effort because scientific methods
weren?t being followed.

Survey organizers said the preliminary data, while incomplete, still is


for the entire story, see



Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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