Aug 19, 2020
In this episode, Therese Markow and Dr. Raid Amin discuss what cancer clusters or cancer hot spots are and how they get their official designation. In today’s society where there are many types of cancers and hot spots appear to be associated with particular geographic areas across the UNited states. Cancer clusters can only be identified, officially, by the CDC regardless of the cancer data in an area. For the general public, the only cancer information you can easily access is that at your local county level. Dr. Amin discusses some of the research that he and his graduate students have done into cancer clusters and the relationship to Superfund sites, the economics behind some of those locations, and the ongoing research.
"Most locals have no clue what's happening. Simply, we have to trust the system. It seems that's the way it is. And that's why I decided to study [superfund sites] and its association to cancers." — Dr. Raid Amin
Connect with Dr. Raid Amin:
UWF Bio: Dr. Raid Amin
Superfund Information: EPA.gov/Superfund
Connect with Therese:
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