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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:19 PM

Cancer map may show enormous St. Louis cluster

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/358520/70/Cancer-map-may-show-enormous-St-Louis-cluster--

"About two years ago, Janell Wright and several of her class of '88 McCluer North High School friends started wondering why so many of their peers were battling cancer.

"Where it got to be suspicious is when we had two friends diagnosed within a couple of months of each other with appendix cancer. And both people were told that is a one in a million cancer," said Wright.

Wright, an accountant and former auditor, started collecting data from her classmates. Soon, peers from neighboring schools reached out too."

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Reply Cancer map may show enormous St. Louis cluster (Original post)
pstokely Feb 2013 OP
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #1
RobertEarl Feb 2013 #2
marybourg Feb 2013 #3
a kennedy Feb 2013 #4
SidDithers Feb 2013 #5
RobertEarl Feb 2013 #7
Rex Feb 2013 #11
RobertEarl Feb 2013 #12
Rex Feb 2013 #21
SidDithers Feb 2013 #19
Rex Feb 2013 #20
SidDithers Feb 2013 #14
bvar22 Feb 2013 #6
MineralMan Feb 2013 #8
KamaAina Feb 2013 #13
MineralMan Feb 2013 #16
pintobean Feb 2013 #18
snooper2 Feb 2013 #22
MineralMan Feb 2013 #23
MadHound Feb 2013 #9
johnnyreb Feb 2013 #10
bigtree Feb 2013 #15
Berlum Feb 2013 #17
pstokely Feb 2013 #24

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:29 PM

1. wow

in a four square mile area, three cases of conjoined twins,
in addition to the cancers.

it burns me up that corporate disregard has caused so
much poisoning of our world.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. Radioactive

Read a report a few weeks ago about how in the early days of nuke power an area around St. Louis was a dumping ground for watery nuke waste. Seems they just dumped it on the ground and let it spread. Like the Japanese are doing at Fukushima >>> into the Pacific.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:33 PM

3. I'm sure this is not unique. In Queens, in N.Y.

2 of my friends grew up in next-door houses backing on wetlands, during WWII and the Cold War. They both died of chest cancers at 48. Just co-incidence? I tend to think not.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:36 PM

4. Oh yah, gotta love that nuclear power and all the ramifications of it.....

NOT.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:42 PM

5. Radiation isn't something that can be hidden, and is pretty easy to detect...

are there elevated radiation levels?

Or is this possibly a chemical contamination issue?

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:41 PM

7. Pretty easy to detect?

Cool, didn't know that, Sid. Tell us how easy radiation is to detect. Can you see it? Taste it?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:51 PM

11. Some people already have the device on their Android phone

turns your smart phone into a geiger counter!

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Response to Rex (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:58 PM

12. So, is Sid an android phone? Just kidding, Sid.

No, Sid said it was easy, but having an android is not easy, so I figure Sid will be here soon to let us know how easy it is, right, Sid?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:40 PM

21. "Sid an android phone"

No, but Sid does sound like some kewl app you could download!

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Response to Rex (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:34 PM

19. Cool. Hadn't seen that one before...

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:39 PM

20. Here is a strange one.

Take a balloon, blow it up and then rub it on your head! Next see if it sticks to a wall. If it sticks, then that is normal. If it does not stick (and humidity can play a factor in this) then run! It should always cling to a wall, unless there is a lot of radiation close by.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:02 PM

14. Seriously?...

http://www.amazon.com/RADStickerTM-radiation-exposure-determining-dosimeter/dp/B004VJ06CI

Badges, dosimeters, counters. Any number of pieces of equipment can be used to detect radiation.

Sid

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:27 PM

6. I suspect that this is (will be) true of every industrial/urban area.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:47 PM

8. The reason is St. Louis Barbecue Sauce.

It's not proper in its ingredients list, and causes horrible illnesses.

If not that, it's the habit of eating "crispy snoots," also found only there.

:tongueincheek:

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:02 PM

13. Nonsense.

It's the Provel cheese. That's right, they have their own kind of cheese that they, and they alone, put on pizza and other Italian food.

Or could it be the St. Pauls? Those are a kind of egg foo yung sandwich found only in STL Chinese restaurants.

Or the frozen custard?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:11 PM

16. Musta been sumthin they ate, for sure.

Again, since there's no way to know what might be causing a cancer cluster, I'm just fooling around.

St. Pauls? I live in St. Paul, and we don't eat any nasty things like that here. Just lutefisk.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:14 PM

18. Toasted ravioli

I thought it would be obvious.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:42 PM

22. No, it's from people actually eating the catfish they catch out of the Mississippi

See, we always threw them back because we figured since they were fucking glowing we PROBABLY shouldn't eat it

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:45 PM

23. Hmm...I knew there was a reason I toss them

back here in St. Paul. A couple of years ago, I caught a 35 lb. channel catfish from the public dock in downtown St. Paul. There were about a dozen tourists out on the dock at the time. Boy, were they surprised! At least three of them asked, "Will you eat it?" "Nope," I said. It's too small. I'll release it so it can grow up."

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:47 PM

9. Not surprising,

 

There is a company in St. Louis, long time producer of radiopharmaceuticals, that has essentially a built in budget for NRC fines, because they violate NRC rules that frequently.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:50 PM

10. A September 2012 story from same news channel:

I-Team: The Army's secret Cold War experiments on St. Louisans
Sep 25, 2012
http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=339573

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Response to johnnyreb (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:06 PM

15. good catch

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:13 PM

17. St. Louis = home of Monsanto, Inc.

But of course there could not possibly be a connection...

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Response to Berlum (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:28 PM

24. actually, Mosanto wasn't the polluter this time

nt

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