I live next to Clarenoble.
It is also known as “the wheelabrator.” It’s real name sounds scary enough without comparing to the Russian meltdown.
In 2005-2006 thirty-six doctors from the Claremont area banded together and petitioned New Hampshire’s legislature to explore the possible link between the jet streams over the recycling center and an apparent “cancer cluster” within a ten mile radius.
Guess who falls within a ten mile radius?
Yes, that would be me, along with the radiology tech who has diagnosed with leukemia and died in the past year in her attempt at a transplant.
I’ve also been hearing rumors a 23 year old who grew up down the street from me has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.
What are the odds? I thought only about 8,000 in the US received this diagnosis annually.
NH’s epidemiologist opted not to study this possible correlation.
Claremont, concerned over an uproar, held a town meeting. A neurologist was sent to represent our medical professionals.
He was voted in for this since he lives over the mountain and through the woods abutting our property. He is within the ten mile radius, and in NH standards, my neighbor.
I was busy throwing up and passing out from my ABVD therapy, my first round of chemo, that evening. I wasn’t able to make it.
My two closest neighbors have both had their thyroids removed due to malignancy.
Move another 500 yards, and we have a woman who had a 9cm uterine fibroid removed and another woman with ovarian cancer which spread to the pancreas.
The six people I am referring to have been diagnosed, treated, or died since my diagnosis in April 2006.
This isn’t even within the cancer cluster docs were hollering about, that resides on Bible Hill in Claremont.
In Lowell, VT a correlation has been found between asbestos and cancer. It has been proven, just by living within the ten mile radius, the resident’s risk of cancer and other health problems increases 13x average.
It appears they have proven that people do not have to come in direct contact with a carcinogen to be dangerously exposed. The offending site has been closed for years.
Clarenoble is up and running.
If this correlation is true, I’ve been breathing contaminated air at home since birth. I played in pollution. The food I ate, the homegrown gardens, the meat from my family’s farm, the feed, etc., have been compromised.
Good news is, Howard Dean has stepped down from his post in VT, and is possibly heading for Barack’s cabinet representing health and human services.
Can I hear a go homeboy?
Since the first proof came from his home state, he has a direct connection to problem such as these.
The state epidemiologist did say 6 months ago to a Dr. friend of mine they would reopen the case.
However, the idea has not been pushed. I’m hoping my friend will push the issue, on my behalf, and on behalf of all the other people who have and will be diagnosed in this radius.
Please see the potential for progress and safety. Consider the negative health implications of such a finding.
Remember, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
Please consider your support of this issue. I will keep everybody updated if it progresses.
Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.
He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.
Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."
I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.
I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."