Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Questions outweigh clues to cancer cluster in Clyde Ohio

February 1, 2009 - The Hiseys are from Clyde, Ohio. To them, Clyde is a slice of small-town America - a place they're proud to call home.

But it's also a town of 6,000 people with a really big problem right now, the latest spot in northwest Ohio being investigated for a cancer cluster.

For reasons unknown, Clyde and Sandusky County's adjacent Green Creek, Riley, and York townships have a childhood cancer rate that the Ohio Department of Health considers to be off the charts.

An environmental trigger is thought to be the cause. But neither the state health department, the Sandusky County Health Department, nor the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency knows what it is.

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