Ohio cancer cluster stumps investigators

Dozens of children are sick and three are dead in mysterious Lake Erie area outbreak of Leukemia and other diseases


John Seewer
December 31, 2010 4:15AM (UTC)

Ohio health investigators have spent more than three years trying to find what is behind a mysterious cancer cluster that has sickened dozens of children in a rural area between Cleveland and Toledo.

So far, no causes have been found despite tests on water, air and at homes and schools in the area of Clyde.

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Since 1996, 35 children have been diagnosed with several different types of cancer and leukemia and three have died. All live within a 12-mile-wide circle just south of Lake Erie.

Ohio health officials plan to release a new report soon after interviewing the sick children and their families, hoping to find a link they may have overlooked.

Some parents say that without any answers, they're left to question whether living within a known cancer cluster puts their kids in danger.


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