Thursday, 16 August 2007

Possible cancer scare on Australian beaches examined

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It's quite a scary proposition to think that a cluster of cancer cases could end up being connected to a stretch of beach, but that is precisely what has happened in Australia.

According to Australian medical experts, there is most likely no connection between carcinogenic chemicals being produced in the area near Sydney, Australia's northern beaches and reports of above-normal cancer cases coming from that area.

After a medical supply company was found to have dumped carcinogens like ethylene oxide in the northern beach area, several concerned residents requested tests in local children to see if in fact cancer was brewing inside some of them. However, the exact amount of confirmed cancer cases from the direct area was not available in the source story. Maybe that kind of incriminating or dismissive information will become shortly available? Let's hope.

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