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Homeowners in the rural Palm Beach County community known as The Acreage have filed a federal lawsuit charging that defense contractor, Pratt & Whitney, is responsible for the pollution that has caused a cancer cluster in the neighborhood. This is a class-action lawsuit on behalf of about 10,000 homeowners and is the first filed to try and get to the bottom of the issue since the Department of Health has been slow to recognize and identify the problem.

Finally, health officials in Florida finally admitted that The Acreage has an elevated number of brain cancers among children and teens living in The Acreage. The state still doesn’t have a cause, though it says it’s been investigating since last summer. This has also done nothing for property value.
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This news comes from the highly credible nonprofit organization, The Environmental Working Group (EWG).

EWG finds there are over 300 pollutants in U.S. tap water. After analyzing almost 20 million records, EWG finds that more than half of those chemicals are not even subject to health or safety regulations. That means they can legally be there in any amount, regardless of their safety. Sometimes it takes a nonprofit to do the work that our federal government should be doing. For example, no new regulations for drinking water standards have been established for the last eight years.
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Environmental crusader, Erin Brockovich was in Florida this week to meet with residents and health officials and to host a Town Hall meeting Thursday night to talk about the cancer cluster at the South Florida community known as The Acreage.

Brockovich was played by actress, Julia Roberts in a film about her efforts in uncovering toxic water pollution in California.

These days she has formed a company that investigates corporate wrongdoers and advocates for the truth.

She and a New York City law firm are investigating environmental links to brain cancer cases at The Acreage neighborhood in Palm Beach County and offered residents information and options for legal action.
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Two years ago, one 10 year old girl, was doing well in school and at home, but she had one reoccurring problem. She kept having strep throat. Her mother and doctor couldn’t figure out what was going on until the girl had to give up her bedroom to guests for a week. Her strep throat went away.

According to an article, turns out she didn’t use her dental rinse during that time. Agent Cool Blue Listerine is geared toward children and shows up a blue color when plaque is left behind. It’s supposed to encourage brushing. Instead it is encouraging a lawsuit.
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