Ohio- mysterious child cancer cluster

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  1. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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  3. JBean

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    Maybe we need Erin Brokovich to get involved.
     
  4. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Ohio child cancers confound parents, investigators
    Thu, Dec 30, 2010


    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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    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    This is scary, I would be out of there in a heartbeat.
     
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    http://www.vickerytransportation.com/
    http://vickerytransportation.com/index.php/contact-us
    Vickery Transportation
    3956 State Route 412
    Vickery, Ohio 43464

    Clyde, OH to 3956 Ohio 412, Vickery, OH 43464 - Google Maps
    http://scorecard.goodguide.com/env-releases/facility.tcl?tri_id=43464WSTMN3956S


    POLLUTION LOCATOR| Toxic Chemical Releases | Reports

    Environmental Release Report: VICKERY ENVIRONMENTAL INC.

    TRI Data Summary

    Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    1998 7 0 0 2,717,000 2,717,007 17,430 2,717,653
    1999 190 0 0 13,360,000 13,360,190 57,099 13,366,919
    2000 5 0 0 16,932,740 16,932,745 54,412 16,938,962
    2001 5 0 0 16,266,250 16,266,255 57,715 16,267,841
    2002 0 0 16,019,978 16,019,978 3,224 16,023,784
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.

    Dioxin Compounds Summary
    Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 0 0 0 .1 .1 0 .1
    2002 0 0 0 421 421 0 422


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dioxin
    http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/us_child_cancer_fears
    Ohio child cancers confound parents, investigators
    Thu, Dec 30, 2010

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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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