Admin. Increases Public Access to Cancer-Cluster Findings
Studies conducted over past year link cancer rate to excessive EMF levels around elevators.
By David Harvey
Senior Staff Writer
Published: Monday, February 9, 2009
Updated: Monday, February 9, 2009
Although believed to be a possible source of the high rate of cancer occurrences within the Literature Building, the facility’s elevator system may be unrelated to the cancer cluster, new data shows.
The investigation of a possible cancer cluster in the Literature Building continued last month with a second report that further narrowed possibilities of cause and solution. Meanwhile, in response to concerns over transparency from department staff, faculty and graduate students, UCSD’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety is working to disseminate information to the public in a timelier fashion.
The unusually high incidence of breast cancer in the Literature Building has been subject to scientific investigation since early 2007. UCSD professor and epidemiologist Cedric Garland conducted the initial study, concluding a year later that the likely contributor to cancer among residents was a high level of electromagnetic-frequency exposure associated with the building’s elevator system.
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