Friday, December 16, 2016

Concerns over the number of cancer cases among Cathedral High School staff

Concerns being raised about the number of cancer cases amongst staff at Cathedral High School in Hamilton.

According to The Hamilton Spectator, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Union is raising questions after what it calls a disproportional number of staff being diagnosed with cancer.

The local president says there have been 21 cases of cancer since 1995 when Cathedral opened.

The worry is that the school site could be a contributing factor.

The Union says the downtown school was built on an old Hamilton Street Railway site and it suspects an old transformer remains underground and could be “leaching into the ground.”  (more...)

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