Source: HuffPost Health
Arsenic from industrialized chicken manure is a possible source of a cancer cluster identified in Arkansas, according to a new report that was featured at a Senate environmental committee hearing on Tuesday.
The report, “Cancer Clusters, Disease, and the need to Protect People from Toxic Chemicals,” identifies at least 42 disease clusters in 13 states reported since 1976. It calls for better documentation and more study of disease clusters, and for stricter control over toxic chemicals through changes in the Toxic Substances Control Act.
The report, co-written by the National Resources Defense Council and the National Disease Clusters Alliance, was discussed Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works by co-author Dr. Gina M. Solomon.