|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:58:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: "Study: Laurel Bay [SC] cancer cases weren’t because of leaking underground oil tanks"|
Study: Laurel Bay cancer cases weren’t because of leaking underground oil tanks BY KASIA KOVACS Island Packet (SC) October 3, 20917 The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center concluded that environmental contamination in the Laurel Bay housing community for Marine families was an “unlikely” factor in several cases of cancer diagnosed in children who had lived at Laurel Bay, according to a health study released Tuesday evening. The study also reported that Laurel Bay was not the site of a pediatric cancer cluster. The health center validated 15 cases of cancer in children who lived near Laurel Bay, the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, and the nearby Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island from 2002 to 2016. Researchers identified two potential environmental risk factors: ionizing radiation and benzene. However, the report asserted that “it is not likely an individual would be exposed” to excess radiation. It also stated, “there is not a complete exposure pathway of concern for benzene” in the areas of concern. For the entire article, wee http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article176872521.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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