Say what you will about legislation that makes it more difficult for a business to make a profit because of compliance, but would you have stayed out of a purple puddle as a kid? Probably not. May we always have legislation like The Clean Water Act.
State health officials recently released the results of a seven-year study that confirmed what many in MacLennan's hometown suspected: Children who swam or waded in the water near a now-closed dye manufacturing plant run an increased risk of cancer.
Investigators interviewed 1,387 residents who were 10 to 18 years old between 1965 and 1985 and found 73 cases of cancer and eight cancer-related deaths. About two-thirds of the cancers were diagnosed before age 35, and many involved rare forms of the disease.
State health officials are suggesting that people who played in the water check with their doctors about whether they should get screened for cancer.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Why we should all be some type of environmentalist
You don't have to be one of those people who chain themselves to a tree, but you should have some concern over what factories are putting into our water system. Here's a pretty good example: