Release: Cancer incidence in Garfield similar to expected rates

An analysis of cancer cases in the Garfield neighborhood where groundwater was found contaminated with hexavalent chromium found that the incidence of cancer was similar

GARFIELD - An analysis of cancer cases in the Garfield neighborhood where groundwater was found contaminated with hexavalent chromium found that the incidence of cancer was similar to expected rates.

The release from the Department of Health and Senior Services also states that the department's review found no unusual trends or significant increases in cancer. However, the department says it will continue to monitor the area because cancer can take decades to develop.

The analysis of the area began after traces of hexavalent chromium-contaminated groundwater were found in the area where thousands of gallons of chromium plating solution was discharged into the area.

Click here to read the full release from the Department of Health and Senior Services

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