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Nearly 100 Toxic Plumes Poisoning Colorado Water

A well known carcinogen is causing poison plumes accross Colorado and thanks to the inept EPA, it's perfectly legal.
"The (plumes) formed because, in the past, PCE legally could be flushed into sewers, dumped out backdoors, emptied down alleys.
PCE is heavy, sinking through soil and groundwater to form pools that can remain volatile for decades and do not readily break down.
Health authorities say they worry most about sites where PCE levels in soil and groundwater are so high that vapors rise up and contaminate buildings."
Read more:
Cancer-causing chemical PCE contaminates Colorado soil, water and homes - The Denver Post



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Why Organics Matter (Especially to Children)

The Case For Organic Fruits and Veggies | Environmental Working Group


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EPA Unable to Identify Cause of Cancer Cluster

Osteosarcoma incidence rates
have increased 40% since 1970s
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been investigating possible environmental causes for a cluster of childhood cancer cases near West Salem, Oregon.  The investigation is in response to a public petition begun after numerous children were diagnosed with a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma; at least 1 has died.
"Investigators tested for the presence of radium, found in some drinking water sources, that has been connected with osteosarcoma."
Radium is a radioactive metal found in uranium, radon is the radioactive gas formed when radium decays; both are known carcinogens.

A parent group, led by Craig Prosser, indicated more osteosarcoma cases are being reported by current and former West Salem youths.
“People are coming out of the woodwork,” Prosser said. “We’re just trying to find answers to help kids in the future not get sick.”
State Rep. Vicki Berger, stated she would keep pressure on officials to continue looking for a cause for the cancer cases.
“Nobody in this community is going to walk away from this,” she said. “Why would we? How could we?”

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EPA study finds no environmental cause for West Salem cancer cases | Statesman Journal | statesmanjournal.com

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Carcinoid Tumor Overview

What are carcinoid tumors?

From WebMD:
"Most carcinoid tumors start in the gut, including the intestines, appendix, rectum, colon, stomach, and pancreas. These tumors can also be found in the lungs, ovary, and elsewhere.  Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor, which means they come from cells of the nervous and endocrine system."

According to the National Cancer Institute, these tumors are usually diagnosed in adults, however, they are sometimes found in children.


Learn more about symptoms, treatment & risk factors from NCI.


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Carcinoid tumors are one type of cancer that
 has seen dramatic increases in recent years.
Inceased incidence in carcinoid tumors

Carcinoid tumor locations


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