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Is my neighborhood a cancer hotspot?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GaryO, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. GaryO

    GaryO NES Member

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    I'm a about a half mile away from the site.
     

  2. GaryO

    GaryO NES Member

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    Nothing was found. I am not sure exactly what the exact tests were.
     
  3. Spanz

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    my limited exposure to such tests...leads me to believe you have to GUESS ahead of time what to test for....there are hundreds of possible contaminants, and if you do not test for the right one, you get back an "all clean" report.

    Kind of sux
     
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    Make sure their meters don't top out at 3.6 Roentgens.
     
  5. GlockJock

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    Medford/Malden line.. the "Edgeworth" area, boundaried by Devir Park/Fellsway/Salem Street/Highland Ave etc.. Seems like literally half to three quarters of all families who've lived there a long time can tell you about all the relatives, friends, neighbors etc in the neighborhood who've had SO MANY family members who "developed" cancer - at a relatively young age...

    When I first started on my job in Boston years ago was sitting around the first week basically just talking to everyone, introducing myself and vice versa. The "getting to know ya" type chats, doing the "So, where ya from?" stuff etc.. When I told them where I'd been living for (at the time...we've moved since) the past several years and I told them the area, I was somewhat taken aback when two of them - who hadn't spoken to each other about it - said to me randomly "Hmmm, oh I know the area, etc... Y'know there has been a lot of cancer in that neighborhood. My cousin was only 31...and his wife's family lost three younger members and..." etc...

    The other, again totally at random, said "Oh, Edgeworth?" (the area is known by that name on the Malden side)... Nice.. My uncle and other people I know lived there many years...but.. Let me ask you: Have you noticed there seems to be a lot of cancer cases in younger people there and..." etc.
    Makes you wonder.
     
  6. GlockJock

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    This!
    You pretty much can't trust ANY town, ANYwhere, ANYtime, ANYone..etc etc..Town "officials" rarely - RARELY, in any town (here in Massachusetts anyways), wake up in the morning, have their coffee, and after the last drop say to themselves "Ahhhh!! There!!.. Now I can't WAIT to drive to my office at Town Hall and start helping the taxpayers today...."

    Just sayin'
     
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    Oh wow. Are you on well water or town water?
     
  8. GaryO

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    Town but if you look at well locations, one is pretty near the site. It's between Beaver Pond and 495
     
  9. Souljaofgod

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    Ive got a similar situation. In a total of four houses,Including my parents house and the other 3 around them forming a square; at least 5 people have or had cancer all within the last 10 years. Scary
     
  10. AntiHippie

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    My first thought. Lived under some when I was a kid, crazy high incidence of cancer in my own and other families near those lines.
     
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    mother in law from Franklin = Died of colon cancer.
    sister in law from Franklin = Beat Non-Hodge Lymphoma twice....so far.
     
  12. GaryO

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    Do you know what part of town?
     
  13. Coyote33

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    That's quite a bit. More than half as much as pure salt!


    I have a suspicion that all these cellular and wifi waves bouncing around us isn't doing our bodies any favors.
     

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