Tue Aug 20, 2002
By BRENDAN RILEY, Associated Press Writer
FALLON, Nev. (AP) - High levels of arsenic and tungsten were found in
residents of this northern Nevada town during an investigation of a mysterious
cancer cluster, government scientists reported Tuesday.
There's no known correlation, however, between high levels of the minerals
and acute lymphocytic leukemia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
said. Of the 16 confirmed childhood leukemia victims linked to Fallon since
1997, three have died.