Exposing Falsehoods and Revealing Truths
In the general population Myeloma occurs at the rate of 3-9 per 100,000 people. That rate also occurs 99% of the time in people over 65 with an average age of 71. Just 1% are ever under the age of 65 in the general population.
In the population of 40,000 First Responders the rate is 1 in 534 people. This means 75 First Responders have died from Myeloma. What’s more, they have all been between 37 and 60 years of age with most under 55. These are extraordinary figures, unprecedented. Worse, there are approximately 8,000 sick First Responders today and many that have already died have succumbed to not one, not two, but sometimes 3 different rare cancers.
The K-25 CDC Nuclear Worker Study
This study is the first to look at radiation exposure to see if it may be linked to multiple myeloma among K-25 workers. We found workers who had swallowed or breathed-in radioactive particles had a 4% higher chance of dying of multiple myeloma compared to workers not exposed this way. We found no increased chance of multiple myeloma among workers who were only exposed to radiation that was outside the body.
Multiple myeloma is a rare type of cancer that starts in the bone marrow. Causes of this cancer are not known. Studies have been done to see if radiation exposure may cause this type of cancer in certain workers, such as radiologists, veterinarians, and uranium miners. The findings from these studies were not clear. Some found radiation exposure may cause multiple myeloma, others did not. The K-25 site (also known as the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant) was used to enrich uranium, a radioactive material. Workers at K-25 may have been exposed to uranium. Because of this, we felt it was important to find out if workers from K-25 have a higher chance of dying of multiple myeloma.
Again, CAUSES OF THIS CANCER are unknown BUT radiation exposure increases this cancer.
OVER 1,000 (1,003 as of March 11, 2011) First Responders are DEAD.
Some people have made the comment to me that the dust, filled with 100s of carcinogens, can cause cancer. No doubt that it can. However, never in human history has breathing dust led to the rapid onset of rare cancers and then death within just a few years.