- Apr 15, 2009
Could gravel roads cause lung cancer? North Dakota scientists think it might...
North Dakota health officials are looking for 50 volunteers to submit to chest X-rays and CT scans in order to find out if there is a cancer risk, but so far they can't secure enough volunteers. The AP report quotes one resident as saying: "Maybe we'd rather not know we have cancer." A state representative, on the other hand, said she grew up playing in a gravel pit and thinks the risk is being overstated. Volunteers who do sign up will be paid $100 for their time.
[Source: The Associated Press via WSBTV | Photo: Pastor Rick]