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Cancer in Beverly Hills

March 01, 2003

Thanks for publishing "Cancer Cluster Alleged" (Feb. 22), on the cluster of cancers noted among Beverly Hills High School grads. You can make the "verified" number of cancers 86; I have lived one block downwind of the oil pump since 1991, and I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma a year ago. My kids, grads in '90 and '91, are OK so far. Anybody ask around the neighborhood for cancer incidences? I hope the good city fathers (and mothers!) put property-value considerations aside and explore this diligently and with integrity. It would be sad to see a modern version of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" in Beverly Hills.

L.L. Bova

Beverly Hills

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