BRAIN CANCER BIOMONITORING IN BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT

“In San Francisco’s Hunters Point 25,000 people live near a decommissioned naval base, including a 46-acre toxic waste dump and the remainders of the Navy’s radiological defense laboratory. According to some, it is one of the most polluted sites in the world, possibly for a long time to come. Is the Navy fulfilling its responsibility to the residents…or simply laying waste and walking off?” Saul Bloom — Shame About The Shipyard: The History of Environmental Contamination and Management of the Hunters Point Shipyard. Verdict — National Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals — Vol. 8 №1 January 2002

Shame About The Shipyard by Saul Bloom- Verdict-April 2002 Illustration: Elizabeth Brizzi

Brain cancers are rare…the chance that you will be diagnosed with brain cancer in your lifetime is 0.6% based on 2017 data. The number of brain cancers diagnosed each year in the US is only 6 cases per 100,000. …

The Amazing Parallels Between Flint Michigan and Bayview Hunters Point

“Nothing’s changed because the water’s been making my skin itchy. You can’t drink it, too.” Amariyanna Copeny — known as Little Miss Flint — in a 2016 letter to President Barack Obama

Flint is the largest city in Michigan and birthplace of General Motors and the Flint Strike of 1936 that led to formation of the United Auto Workers. It has over 100,000 residents and is described as “one of the poorest…

Signed…Sealed…and Delivered!

“Let me be clear…I know that we have to rebuild trust. I know that this didn’t happen overnight and won’t be resolved overnight. So our commitment is to do better, leverage our enforcement, work with Congress to get the toughest laws in place that are adequate and protective…and to do this in concert with community members who have been advocating this for decades.” EPA Administrator Michael Regan — https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/17/michael-regan-epa-louisiana-cancer-alley-visit (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Environmental justice is on the way to the “Cancer Alleys” and “Sacrifice Zones’ of the United States. EPA Administrator Michael Regan launched his “Journey to Justice” tour and pledge to “ hold everyone accountable” on November 17, 2021. Regan was warmly welcomed by residents of Reserve, Louisiana where…

Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program

Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD - Medical Director & PI. Founding Chair- Radiological Committee Hunters Point Shipyard RAB Attending MD VA Toxic Registry and SFDPH

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