"Home Distance From Benzene Sites Linked To Lymphoma Risk"
"How far a person lives from a manufacturing plant that releases the chemical benzene into the environment may determine their risk of developing immune system cancer, a new study suggests."
"Researchers in Georgia looking at rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in that state found that risk for the disease fell with every mile between a person's home and facilities that release benzene.
'It would suggest even with moderate changes in distance that there can be large changes in the decrease in non-Hodgkin lymphoma,' said Dr. Christopher Flowers, the study's lead author and head of the lymphoma program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta."Source: Reuters, 07/31/2013