Urea pediatric cancer: Lead and rare earth found in pediatric analysis

Health authorities explained to them that they did not find environmental and industrial inconsistencies to explain their children’s cancer. They did not concede defeat. Three mothers living in the communes of Pont-de-l’Arche and Igoville have made their own analysis of children’s locks, some sick or forgiving, others not sick. Chemicals found are a cause for concern.

Among them are Charlene Bachelet and Coralie Jarguele, who met in 2019 in a corridor at Rouen University Hospital, where their children were being treated. They have alerted the regional health agency. Based on research done at the University of Rouen hospital database and the National Registry of Pediatric Cancer, the latter then tested several pediatric leukemia in children which is actually higher than anywhere else in France, more than two municipalities. Separated by Sein. .

It was then necessary to try to understand that this higher phenomenon may be related to an inconsistency which may represent a common cause. In June 2021, the response to the families was negative. “No environmental or industrial incompatibility has been identified and we have not found a common exposure factor in children,” the Health and Environment Authority explained at a rehabilitation meeting in Igoville, the results of a survey of 11 pediatric cancers, including six. Leukemia

Following this, the Pont-de-l’Arche-Igoville mothers’ association created Cancer: The Truth for Our Children, to conduct their research independently of government authorities, when a new case was identified in 2022. A child with thyroid cancer has been declared in Pont-de-l’Arche in 2022, bringing the total number of cases to 17.

A contamination that concerns the sick and non-sick

Because these whistleblowers are dissatisfied with the response given by the authorities. But, “alone and without a way”, they had to seek help. Through the Lubrizal Victims Association, 11 kits were provided by the Toxic Emergency Association’s laboratory, which works specifically on the identification of contaminants, especially in the Lower-Atlantic, with Saint-Pazan aggregates from other clusters of pediatric cancers.

The association promotes the sum and conducts an analysis of the hair of the children of Igoville-Pont-de-L’Arche, while the municipality of Pont-de-L’Arche takes the initiative to pay a portion of it. The results, unveiled at a meeting in Igoville on Thursday, June 9, show a significant presence of heavy metals, lead and rare earths in almost all children. According to the Toxic Association, lead is a “long-term” contaminant, more than average. “Not sick or ill, all children have this poisoning with rare earths and lead,” explained Corali Jarguel.

“Pollution can happen everywhere”

Nothing says these metals cause cancer in their babies but three mothers are continuing their research. They look at the potential sources of this contamination in their sector, conduct their own investigations and hope for financial support from the community. “The track is rising,” they say They look at the relay antenna, one of them being installed in the college. “In Pont-de-l’Arche, the mayor contacted the operator to keep his antennas away from children,” said Coralie Gergel.

Regarding the industrial fabric, the employees talk to them, testifying to the “chemical products being dumped in Seine and an industry that is not going well”: “I don’t know yet. It’s complicated, but you know, people here use seawater to water their vegetable gardens. Pollution can happen everywhere.” The association now plans to run a new analysis on the larger population.

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