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N.J. will not study cancer cases in Pompton Lakes, report says

by Admin - April 4th, 2014.
Filed under: News.

Health officials will not study whether there is a definite link between toxicity in the groundwater below a certain neighborhood in Pompton Lakes and a higher number of reported cancer cases from residents who live there, according to a report on NorthJersey.com.

A report by the state Department of Health released Monday confirmed a 2009 study of residents that found the kidney cancer rate in women had been elevated for 30 years along with the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma rate in men for 13 years, NorthJersey.com reported.

But it said there were “insufficient numbers of cases of these cancers” in the neighborhood that would result in a meaningful study, the media outlet reported. It said the study would need 30 to 35 cases to detect a tripling in risk, while 80 to 85 cases would be needed to detect a doubling in risk. The number of cases in Pompton Lakes do not approach these numbers, the report said.

 

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