The Alliance For A Clean Environment
Waste Management’s McTyre:
IGNORED BREAST CANCER STATISTICS
AROUND THE POTTSTOWN LANDFILL
WHY? BREAST CANCER IS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER Around the Pottstown Landfill, Compared to the Nation and Tri County
Includes Lower Pottsgrove, Upper Pottsgrove, West Pottsgrove, Pottstown, North Coventry, Douglass Berks
1995 to 1999, in just five years, a total of 263 women were newly diagnosed with Breast Cancer around the Pottstown Landfill. Among young adult women the most frequently diagnosed cancer, by far, is breast cancer.
Sources: Pennsylvania State Cancer Registry, National Cancer Institute (cancer cases) 1995 to 1999.
U.S. Census Bureau (population data)
Statistics: Joseph Mangano, MPH MBA National Coordinator RPHP (718) 857-9825
So, WHY ARE BREAST CANCER STATISTICS SO MUCH HIGHER AROUND THE POTTSTOWN LANDFILL?
ACE believes a major factor in this elevated breast cancer is Pottstown Landfill’s cancer causing air pollution, emitted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Pottstown Landfill Emits Radiation and Chlorine Chemicals, both Potent Carcinogens Linked to Breast Cancer. FIVE combustion sources are continuously Burning Chlorine Chemicals which Produce Dioxin, Another Potent Carcinogen. Additive and Synergistic Combinations of the Most Potent Carcinogens are emitted from the Pottstown Landfill Into Our Air that is in the Top 10% of the Most Carcinogenic Air in the Nation, not counting Pottstown Landfill’s radiation and dioxin
Landfill Gas to PREVENT FURTHER UNNECESSARY HARM?
Why are breast cancer statistics so much HIGHER around the Pottstown Landfill than the rest of the nation and tri county?
Ø Radiation and Chlorine Chemicals are Linked to Breast Cancer. Pottstown Landfill continuously emits both.
Ø 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Pottstown Landfill emits into our air, potent cancer causing chemicals linked to breast cancer. That’s continuously added to all other risks for breast cancer.
Radiation – Since at least 1983, Pottstown Landfill has dumped massive amounts of radioactive wastes. These wastes have contaminated the rest of the waste in the landfill. Radiation is escaping into community air with the Pottstown Landfill gas that is produced from the radioactive wastes. Ozone is documented to intensify the cancer causing effects of radiation. Since massive amounts of Ozone are produced at the Pottstown Landfill, the risks of residents from the low levels of radiation which are emitted from the landfill are intensified.
Ø For TRUE PREVENTION, Pottstown Landfill MUST BE CLOSED NOW!
P.O. Box 3063
Stowe, PA 19464
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