Residents of Clarendon, Vermont are desperately searching for answers in the ongoing mystery of why dozens of cancer
cases have been diagnosed in the small town within the last decade. Seventy residents (Clarendon's population is estimated at only 2,900) have been diagnosed with cancer within the last ten years, with many cases involving young children. Surveys indicate that the town's rate of non-Hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia
is over 12 times the national average. Residents believe there is a link between pollution in the town and the cancer cluster.
A citizens group known as Clarendon FIRST is currently investigating several areas of Clarendon where suspected toxic chemicals
may have been dumped over the years. Vermont's governor has asked several of the state's health services organizations to conduct their own investigation into the unusually high cancer rate in Clarendon.
See your doctor if you live in Clarendon and you have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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