In 2009, our 3-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. Two years have gone by since he endured three years of chemotherapy. He is doing outstanding. It’s difficult for epidemiologists to determine the cause because its occurrence is so low that it is statistically challenging. The good news: cure rates are 80 percent.
Researchers at both Georgetown and Berkeley have written medical articles, which indicate, based on some statistical data, that one cause may be pesticides. The Berkeley study concludes that most epidemiological (case–control) studies conducted in several countries in North and South America and Europe throughout the past two decades have consistently reported positive associations between self-reported home insecticide use and childhood leukemia. The Georgetown study indicates that patients with childhood leukemia have elevated levels of household pesticides in their urine.
In 2009, we rented a home in Redondo. When moving in, we noticed an odd smell, but the landlord assured us it was just that the house had been closed up. A month later, it was infested with fleas. The landlord then informed me that the tenant prior to us was a “cat lady” with 10 cats, but he thought he had gotten all the fleas by spraying and putting out flea bombs. Two months after moving in, our son came down with leukemia.
The products of the refined oil include pesticides. You can find this at answers.com/Q/What_products_can_be_made_from_crude_oil.
We already live surrounded by oil refineries. The last thing we need is oil drilling, spills and seepage into our water aquifers.
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