"CDC Rarely Probes Cancer Clusters"

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to receive County Board Chairman Ken Koehler’s request to investigate brain cancer cases in McCullom Lake.

And people expecting the agency to find all the answers, or any answers at all, likely will end up disappointed.

The CDC gets only a handful of requests to investigate cancer clusters, said Vivi Abrams, spokeswoman for the agency’s National Center for Environmental Health.

And when the agency does investigate, it is rarer still that a cancer cluster is determined to exist, much less what might have caused it."

Kevin P. Craver reports for the Northwest Herald September 6, 2009.

See Also:

"Answers Slow To Come About Cancer Cluster" (Miami Herald)

"What Was in Marines' Water?" (Detroit Free Press)

"NAACP Hold Rally; Claims Toxic Well Poisoned Black Families" (WTVF Tennessee)

"Lawsuits Allege Sauget Sites Caused Illnesses" (Belleville News-Democrat)

"Study: Cancer in workers elevated at SRS" (Aiken Standard)


Source: Northwest Herald, 09/09/2009