|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||10 Mar 2007 00:30:25 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Fallon (NV) leukemia cluster|
Cancer Cluster: Tracking a Killer in Nevada By Jeffrey Norris UCSF Today March 9, 2007An environment rife with arsenic, tungsten, cobalt and jet fuel does not seem adequate to explain an unusually high incidence of childhood leukemia - three deaths and 16 cases in all - that first struck Fallon, Nevada, almost a decade ago. Despite a major public health investigation launched by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), no smoking weapon of a caliber sufficient to account for the cluster has been found.
Still, driven by lingering pain and frustration, affected families in this rural town - 60 miles east of Reno on a stretch of US Highway 50 dubbed "the Loneliest Road in America" - are determined that the search continue.
UCSF molecular epidemiologist Joseph Wiemels, PhD, is one of three scientists recently awarded new research grants to study the Fallon cluster. Local families had a hand in moving politicians to appropriate the money and, along with the usual scientist "peers," in deciding which research proposals to support.
... For the entire article, see http://pub.ucsf.edu/today/cache/feature/200703082.html -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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