A Trump county confronts outbreak of cancers linked to environment


January 4, 2019

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – The children fell ill, one by one, with cancers that few families in this suburban Indianapolis community had ever heard of. An avid swimmer struck down by glioblastoma, which grew a tumor in her brain. Four children with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Fifteen children with acute lymphocytic leukemia, including three cases diagnosed in the past year.

As cases mounted, parents started to ask: Could it be something in the air or water?



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