Campus met kanker cluster, 8 studenten overleden
zaterdag, 19 april 2014 - Categorie: Verhalen
Bron: Electromagnetic Radiation Safety ( www.facebook.com/SaferEMR . )
18 april 2014
Campus with cancer cluster
In Memoriam: Kenneth Allen Melton (1989 - 2014)
I just heard about Kenny Melton, a young man who recently died of brain cancer at the age of 35. I learned about him from a mom who lost her son to brain cancer at 29 years of age.
What did these two young men have in common? They both attended San Diego State University (SDSU) at the same time (2005-2006). These young men, and at least six other young adults (see below), attended a campus that had a cancer cluster:
KENNY MELTON - DIAGNOSED AND DIED FROM GBM BRAIN CANCER, 2014/ GEOGRAPHY BUILDING (NEAR COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING WITH HPWREN CELL TOWER)
RICH FARVER - DIAGNOSED AND DIED FROM GBM BRAIN CANCER, 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
CHARLES CUTTER - DIAGNOSED AND DIED FROM GBM BRAIN CANCER, 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
LOU TERRELL - DIAGNOSED WITH LYMPHOMA BRAIN CANCER, 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM RIGHT NEXT TO 131
DWIGHT ANDERSON - DIAGNOSED WITH DIFFERENT FORM OF CANCER AND DIED 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
RICHARD FUNSTON - DIAGNOSED AND DIED FROM GBM BRAIN CANCER IN 90'S WITH CELL TOWER PRESENT/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
MRS. KATHY O'HARA - DIAGNOSED WITH GBM BRAIN CANCER MAY 2008/ KPBS NEWS STATION ON CAMPUS
MS. LAUREL AMTOWER - DIAGNOSED WITH GBM NOVEMBER 2009, DIED AUGUST 29, 2010/ ARTS AND LETTERS BUILDING, RIGHT NEXT TO NASATIR HALL
All of these students spent considerable time in the proximity of a campus building with a cell tower on top. The official reports concluded there were no occupational health hazards and this cancer cluster was coincidental.
''I wonder how many others there could possibly be?'' she asked.
Soon after his diagnosis, Kenny's friends created a web site to tell his story and track his progress. The video on this web site is extremely moving:
Perhaps, it can inspire those of us who are fighting to reduce the neurotoxins in our environment and our consumer products.
Kenny's obit appears in today's issue of the SDSU Daily Pilot at
For more information about the HPWREN cell tower see
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