Turkish ‘Cancer Village’ Relocates Residents – TIME Healthland   Leave a comment

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Turkish ‘Cancer Village’ Relocates Residents – TIME Healthland.

The caves, rock houses and fantastical stone formations in Turkey’s Cappadocia draw tourists from around the world. Nestled among the natural wonders, however, lies a village where the earth is believed to deliver death rather than rewards.

Nearly half the deaths in this impoverished village and two others nearby are from a rare cancer known as mesothelioma — which can be caused by a mineral that’s found in abundance in the area. Local authorities are so alarmed that a relocation of all residents is under way.

“The plan is to demolish the old village, bury it in 1 1/2 meters (yards) of earth and plant over it,” Mayor Umit Balak said.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2010/11/05/turkish-cancer-village-relocates-residents/#ixzz14Xkczms1

 

Posted November 6, 2010 by dmacc502 in death, medicine

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