We all hope that our healthcare providers will do their utmost to remain updated on the latest and most progressive treatments and data available. I am hoping that Dr. Oz will use the tools that I literally slipped right into his pocket at St. Mary’s Hospital during a Children’s Pavilion dedication. The DVD I gave him was the news coverage of the link between low level radiation and childhood cancer, including the brain cancer clusters in Port St. Lucie and Miami Florida. Being in Palm Beach County is especially high risk because we are in between the two nuclear power plants and we have a relatively high level of rainfall. The rain brings the radioactive elements down to ground level where they leach into drinking water and into crops. The combination of radiation and agricultural chemicals has an even more insidious affect. The cancer clusters in West Palm Beach are following the same pattern.
The evidence is overwhelming and I was hoping to educate Dr. Oz on the subject so that he could use his public voice and television personality to shed light on the issue. I provided him with the website for Radiation.org and a direct phone number for follow up. Perhaps we can give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that he has been studying the issue in depth and will use his public appeal to begin to really address the underlying causes of childhood cancer.