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    Ohio- mysterious child cancer cluster

    Ohio child cancers confound parents, investigators


    CLYDE, Ohio -- Ohio health investigators have spent more than three years trying to find what is behind a mysterious cancer cluster that has sickened dozens of children in a rural area between Cleveland and Toledo.

    http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/...gebusinessnews

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    Maybe we need Erin Brokovich to get involved.

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    Ohio child cancers confound parents, investigators
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    Every time his kids cough, Dave Hisey's mind starts to race. Is it cancer? Is it coming back? His oldest daughter, diagnosed with leukemia nearly five years ago when she was 13, is in remission. His 12-year-old son has another year of chemotherapy for a different type of leukemia. And his 9-year-old daughter is scared she'll be next.

    Hisey is not alone in fearing the worst. Just about every mom and dad in this rural northern Ohio town gets nervous whenever their children get a sinus infection or a stomachache lingers. It's hard not to panic since mysterious cancers have sickened dozens of area children in recent years.

    Since 1996, 35 children have been diagnosed — and three have died — of brain tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, and other forms of cancer — all within a 12-mile wide circle that includes two small towns and farmland just south of Lake Erie. With many of the diagnoses coming between 2002 and 2006, state health authorities declared it a cancer cluster, saying the number and type of diagnoses exceed what would be expected statistically for so small a population over that time.

    http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/us_child_cancer_fears
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    This is scary, I would be out of there in a heartbeat.
    What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you....
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    There is also a cluster of thyroid cancer in children in Trenton, OH. I discovered this after a friends son was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

    http://www.thyroidtreatmentnow.com/t...nton-ohio/505/

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    http://www.vickerytransportation.com/
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    The term dioxin is used in chemistry to describe a heterocyclic 6-membered ring where 2 carbon atoms have been substituted by oxygen atoms. While this moiety can appear in a wide range of compounds, the most important and widely known group are the polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, a group of highly toxic environmental toxins commonly referred to as simply "dioxins".
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    Ohio child cancers confound parents, investigators
    Thu, Dec 30, 2010

    Hundreds of state and federal experts have spent millions investigating the leukemia that sickened 17 children and killed three between 1997 and 2004. Some parents of Clyde area's sick children question whether the state's inquiry has been thorough enough. They point out that there's been no soil testing or requests for experts from CDC to join the investigation. "Why haven't they brought all minds to the table?" said Warren Brown, whose 11-year-old daughter, Alexa, died of brain cancer in August 2009. "Why not throw everything at it?" Investigators insist they've ignored nothing. Soil testing wouldn't reveal any answers, they said, because the sick children come from a widespread area and all would have needed to come in contact with contaminated dirt. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Christopher Korleski said the state has consulted with federal health officials throughout the investigation and that they've signed off on the steps Ohio has taken
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    I'd be curious if the link goes back further--to something that the women were exposed to during their pregnancies.

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