POSTED BY BILL COUZENS

As a Detroiter I have long been concerned about the numbers of family members and friends with cancer.

As a boy on my short block in Grosse Pointe Michigan a handful of our mothers had died of cancer by the time I had reached high school.

Looking back, I had often wondered if everyone got cancer?

While we may never find the smoking gun to Detroit’s cancers scientists tell us that many of these environmental exposures linked to cancer are both unnecessary and preventable.

BC

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Is the CDC Covering Up the Cancer Threat in Great Lakes States?

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While conservatives are arguing whether John McCain is conservative enough for them, they’re not doing anything to reverse the course of one of the most destructive legacies of the Bush administration: the Republican war on science. To the demotions and muzzling of global warming scientists, we can now add a more immediate danger: the alleged Centers for Disease Control cover-up of a disturbing report showing millions of residents in eight Great Lake states facing environmental hazards that sharply raise the risk of infant mortality and deadly cancers. As reported today by Sheila Kaplan for the Center for Public Integrity:

For more than seven months, the nation’s top public health agency has blocked the publication of an exhaustive federal study of environmental hazards in the eight Great Lakes states, reportedly because it contains such potentially “alarming information” as evidence of elevated infant mortality and cancer rates…

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