2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 22 Feb 2005 05:17:56 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PAVE PAWS epidemiology
PAVE PAWS study stalled

Researchers looking at the radar's effects on health say state data is
not properly coded.

Cape Cod Times (MA)
February 21, 2005

An epidemiological study that could determine whether microwaves from
the PAVE PAWS radar station are making people sick will take months
longer and cost thousands of dollars more to complete.

Local health officials are trying to answer a decades-old question: Can
the Upper Cape Air Force radar station be linked to elevated rates of
cancer and other illnesses?

Officials from the International Epidemiological Institute told Air
Force officials recently that the Massachusetts Department of Public
Health has not properly prepared the disease and death data necessary
for the study, so the company will have to prepare it.

Epidemiologists will look at disease and death patterns in the Cape Cod
region and compare it with exposure to microwaves from the Air Force
radar station in Bourne.

To do this, each piece of data has to be geocoded, or assigned a
longitude and latitude based on the address of each person represented
by the data.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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