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    Childhood cancer rates highest in the northeast

    Childhood cancer rates are the highest in the Northeast and lowest in the South, a new government cancer map shows.

    Leukemia is more common in the western states, while rates of pediatric lymphoma and brain cancer are higher in the Northeast. “Variation in childhood cancer incidence might be related to differences in exposures to carcinogenic chemicals (e.g., air pollution, secondhand smoke, food, or drinking water) or radiation,” the team led by CDC epidemiologist Dr. David Siegel, wrote in their report. Also, there might be genetic variations in different populations. Inherited genetics account for about 5 percent of all childhood cancer, the National Cancer Institute says.

    “Similar to the findings from this report, recent data detailing adult cancers also indicate that the highest cancer incidence rates are in the Northeast,” the researchers wrote. Studies have looked into pesticides, infectious agents and living near nuclear power plants or power lines, but results have been mixed, with no clear indication any of these factors cause much, if any, pediatric cancer.

    Siegel’s team measured pediatric cancer rates per million. The Northeast has a childhood cancer rate of 188 out of every 1 million children, while the lowest rates are in the South, at 168 cases of cancer per 1 million children.

    New Hampshire had the highest pediatric cancer rate at 205 cases per million, while South Carolina and Mississippi had the lowest rates, at 149 per million.

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    Childhood cancer rates are the highest in the Northeast and lowest in the South, a new government cancer map shows.

    Leukemia is more common in the western states, while rates of pediatric lymphoma and brain cancer are higher in the Northeast. “Variation in childhood cancer incidence might be related to differences in exposures to carcinogenic chemicals (e.g., air pollution, secondhand smoke, food, or drinking water) or radiation,” the team led by CDC epidemiologist Dr. David Siegel, wrote in their report. Also, there might be genetic variations in different populations. Inherited genetics account for about 5 percent of all childhood cancer, the National Cancer Institute says.

    “Similar to the findings from this report, recent data detailing adult cancers also indicate that the highest cancer incidence rates are in the Northeast,” the researchers wrote. Studies have looked into pesticides, infectious agents and living near nuclear power plants or power lines, but results have been mixed, with no clear indication any of these factors cause much, if any, pediatric cancer.

    Siegel’s team measured pediatric cancer rates per million. The Northeast has a childhood cancer rate of 188 out of every 1 million children, while the lowest rates are in the South, at 168 cases of cancer per 1 million children.

    New Hampshire had the highest pediatric cancer rate at 205 cases per million, while South Carolina and Mississippi had the lowest rates, at 149 per million.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/healt...-shows-n887506
    When one is talking a 56 person difference in a million case and a 20 person in a million difference, what are the odds that over another period of time the difference per million might be the opposite. Aside from just the addition and subtraction, what makes the difference truly a meaningful or valid one with regard to whether its means something or it's just the way, it turned out? 20 in a million does not sound like a significant number. 56 in a million is higher, but in terms of a measurement of a million people, is it truly significant from the standpoint of meaning something? The northeast has a much more concentrated population, when one considers the megalopolis......

    I wouldn't say when we have people who put money and jobs before concern for toxins we put into the environment as part of those jobs and money, we're not likely to see cancer rates that are connected to a toxic environment, go down. I'm really not sure why no one seems to suggest that we can work toward poisoning our environment less at the same time we create jobs and generate profit. Some seem to think in order to have jobs and for businesses to be profitable, you have to allow the environment to be exploited and polluted. Look at the effort to bring back coal and in that effort, to roll back clean water and clean air requirements? Look at oil and gas exploration and the efforts to poo poo alternative sustainable and clean forms of energy production, putting lots of people to work, putting that infrastructure into place. Our POTUS may have a personal grudge with wind power that he has brought to his overall energy policy.

    The wind farm Donald Trump tried to block is now complete
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    For a man who seems to be interested in putting Americans to work, he only seems interested in taking to only some, not all Americans.

    So much for that tax cut.......

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    Trump refuses to impose new Russia sanctions despite law passed by US Congress over election hacking
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    What have oil prices done recently?
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    What might America expect from Trump's summit with Putin? "Negotiations" about sanctions? Trump is good at removing restrictions and regulation and pulling out of agreements........In the case of Russia, will we see continued failure to impose sanctions for Russian influencing our elections, but the removal of prior sanctions? It is interesting how Mr. Trump seems to trust Vladimir Putin more than the unanimous agreement of his own nation's national security agencies and bureaus and his own Congress?
    Last edited by KnotaFrayed; 29th June 2018 at 10:37 PM.

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