Report: 42 disease clusters in 13 U.S. states identified

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Report: 42 disease clusters in 13 U.S. states identified

Postby CuriousRobot » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:15 am

USA TODAY Report

At least 42 disease clusters have occurred in 13 U.S. states since 1976, according to a report Monday by environmentalists calling for further study of the cause of these health problems


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Multiple sclerosis (MS) in Wellington, Ohio, where residents are three-times more likely to develop MS than in the rest of the country, a disease whose causes are unknown but are thought to involve a combination of genetic and environmental causes.


Makes you wonder about the other, unstudied states...
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Re: Report: 42 disease clusters in 13 U.S. states identified

Postby CureOrBust » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:33 pm

Just somewhere to post this interesting page, without having to start a new thread :smile: . It provides some summary details about a few clusters of MS.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/who-gets-ms/clusters/index.aspx
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Re: Report: 42 disease clusters in 13 U.S. states identified

Postby blossom » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:31 pm

this is the area i'm from. this is in the long articles about coal and pollution.'
there are a lot of people around here with ms.

quote article-Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, and the rest of southwestern Pennsylvania, also show higher mortality rates for multiple sclerosis. Studies suggest particulate matter pollution can trigger, aggravate or cause relapses of the autoimmune disease

here is a link it's lengthy-but from all the industry of every kind from our fuels to our now gmo foods seems a person can pretty much take their pick on what's making us sick or die. the greed is so big that our health means nothing to the good old boys in charge. and i fear we will leave a waste land to future generations. then with our immune systems so screwed up viruses etc. can gave a hay day.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?ti ... coalCached - Similar
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Re: Report: 42 disease clusters in 13 U.S. states identified

Postby HappyPoet » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Hi blossom,
We can always count on you to have good information about environmental issues and "MS." :) The link in your post wasn't working at the time I tried it, so here's another for folks to try: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/new ... z18Isqf8PV
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