The understaffed department conceded that it lacked the resources to complete the study and the ability to interpret its own “open-ended” questionnaire. Still, inexplicably, its director argued that most of the rare cancers that had been elevated were no longer statistically significant. The only cancer statistical trend found to be “worth consideration” was for bladder cancer. From 2001 to 2005,
the incidence rate for bladder cancer among Baldwin County residents was 18 percent higher than the rest of Alabama, the state acknowledged.
A final report on the state’s incomplete findings, which was promised to us in 2008, has not yet materialized.
Nevertheless, our knowledgeable board of directors continues to work toward assessing our health issues, facilitating partnerships with universities for scientific mapping and environmental research, and raising funds for those studies.
Our mission can only be accomplished with your participation.
Our database is a powerful tool that already has lured researchers to our area and will continue to remain our best resource for future studies. By donating financially to our cause and joining our rare cancer and ALS studies, we can continue our mission to gauge the true scope of chronic disease on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay and their possible environmental causes.
Thank you for your interest.