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Every House Has a Cancer Patient in This German Village

by Kathy Jones on February 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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Every House Has a Cancer Patient in This German Village

Media reports indicate that a village in Germany has baffled health experts as almost every household there has a resident suffering from cancer.

The Wewelsfleth village with a population of 1,500 has been dubbed the "village of the damned", said the Daily Mail.

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Village mayor Ingo Karstens, who lost two wives to cancer, said: "It feels like a curse."

Researchers from the University of Lubeck investigated the phenomenon and found cases of breast, lung, oesophageal, womb and stomach cancer.

They could, however, find no cause for the deadly disease.
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Residents have blamed three nearby nuclear power plants and a shipyard where vessels were reportedly sprayed with toxic paint. Villagers say wind and rain blew in cancer-causing particles from those place into their homes.

Experts have probed the nuclear plants, the shipyard, asbestos sheeting used on roofs, electro-smog from power lines and the lifestyle of the cancer patients.

Source: IANS
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