Published in Cancer Weekly, February 3rd, 1997
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said that while the study did not completely rule out environmental factors in Newton, Mass., which is home to nine federal Superfund sites, researchers did not detect any unusual concentration of cancer in the vicinity of the sites.
The higher rates among the town of 85,300 residents were detected from 1982 through 1992, when 770 cases of breast cancer were recorded - 77 more than expected. "The environment doesn't seem to be the smoking gun," Suzanne Condon,...
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