Cancer diagnostic data from the military’s cancer database compared with that of the National Cancer Database, reveals that between 1994 and 2004, incidents of cancer among every 100,000 white women was 36.4 for military personnel and 30.6 among civilian women. Among black women, diagnoses were45.8 for military versus 33.4 per 100,000 for civilian.
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OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass., a former Army installation and Air Force base, has a history of polluted water. Dr. Richard Clapp of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says. "They used to dump aviation fuel during training exercises, as if you were going to land on an aircraft carrier and you had to jettison your fuel before you landed -- they did that on the ground.
Aviation fuel was in people's drinking water. It seeped into the groundwater and got into wells," Clapp says. "Studies in adjacent communities found, among other things, excess breast cancer in women who lived near the base. But they've never done any studies on the soldiers and fliers who've lived there."