Parents took hair samples from children in an attempt to find the causes of high rates of childhood cancer in Pont-de-l’Arche and Igoville. The results were released on Thursday 9 June 2022.
lead and rare earths. This was found in almost every strand of hair of eleven children living in Pont-de-l’Arche and Igoville. A sector affected by an unusually high incidence of childhood cancer. Three mothers who had been mobilized for a few years carried out this rehearsal on March 19, 2022 thanks to the kits offered by the Lubrizol victims’ association. “We had just learned of a new case in February. It was too much.”recalled Coralie Jarguel during a meeting organized in Igoville on Thursday 9 June 2022 in the evening to present the results to parents.
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The elements common to the eleven locks taken, particularly from four sick children, are rare earths (metals) detected in ten children and lead present in nine children. “The presence of lead is of concern as it is generally found in 30% of analyses. Here we are at 90%. And normally there should be no rare earths.”, notes Matthieu Davoli, co-founder and president of the emergency association ToxSeek, whose laboratory carried out the analyses. The association works in particular with the Sainte-Pazanne collective in Loire-Atlantique, an area where childhood cancer is high. Matthieu Davoli talks about a “chronic intoxication”, since its presence in the hair makes it possible to certify exposure to a pollutant for at least three months. He hopes that the study can now be expanded to a larger population. “and we must study the evolution of the already tested profiles over time”.
results to deepen
Of course, these results do not explain the cases of eurois childhood cancer. It’s the same for the parents “a form of relief because they have clues”, confirms the scientist. They are not satisfied with the outcome of the epidemiological investigation communicated to them in June 2021. Led by Public Health France (SPF), she concludes that there are none “identified common factor” between the eleven cancers (including six leukemias) reported between 2017 and 2019 and included in the epidemiological study.
We must now find the source of this pollution in the children’s environment. Lead catches the eye on the industrial side, and rare earths on the electromagnetic fields side. “We are beginning to believe that there is a causal relationship between rare earths and electromagnetic fields. We don’t know the scientific context yet., emphasizes Matthieu Devoli. And in particular to raise suspicions about a 4G antenna that could harm the health of a herd in Haute-Loire that has killed forty cows. The judiciary ordered the temporary suspension of the antenna in early June (the operators lodged an appeal in cassation).
From now on, the three mothers want to continue the investigation and hope for help from the communities. They also founded the association “Cancer, the truth for our children” to receive subsidies in particular. “We have no intention of stopping. Not until we find the cause of cancer.”promises Coralie Jarguel.
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2019: Charlène Bachelet, resident of Igoville, launches the warning of a worrying concentration of childhood cancer in her town and in Pont-de-l’Arche. While her daughter was being treated for a tumor at Rouen University Hospital, she noticed that other children in the area were also sick.
2017-2019: Following this warning, an epidemiological inquiry was launched into 11 cases of childhood cancer – including six cases of leukemia – held back in 2017-2019.
2020: Four more cancer cases were discovered.
2021: In June, the epidemiological investigation comes to the conclusion that there is no common factor.
March 2022: While a new case of childhood cancer has been detected, hair samples are taken from children at the initiative of parents.
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