A Door-to-Door Effort to Find Leukemia Source
Volunteers in Fallon will take to the streets over the next three days looking for clues to the rural northern Nevada town’s childhood leukemia cluster.
Volunteers hope to survey more than 3,000 households through Wednesday to try to determine why 16 children contracted the disease since 1997. Of those, three have died.
Floyd Sands organized the survey. His 21-year-old daughter died of cancer last year.
State and federal health agencies are also investigating the disease outbreak.