Monday, September 29, 2008

Pilgrim re-licensing should consider town’s cancer occurrence

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s finding that “Plymouth most exceeded the state’s expectations for all forms of cancer” is very troubling.

Of particular concern is the high number of Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma, given the connection between such diseases and continued exposure to radiation.

Not mentioned is another troubling statistic, continued higher than expected rates of thyroid cancer, also linked to radiation exposure.

The Patriot Ledger

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