Man Single-Handedly Uncovers Shocking Medical Mystery

A New Jersey man single-handedly uncovered a medical mystery that linked at least 100 people that have been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer or tumor to a single origin: a high school in Woodbridge.

The man in question, who used to be a former student of the school, is now an environmental scientist and had begun to take notice of the striking number of people he knew from the high school falling ill with a chronic disease.

Given the odd trend, Al Lupiano decided to conduct an in-depth investigation to identify the connection between the rare diagnoses and the New Jersey high school they had all previously attended. Since beginning his investigation, he has identified at least 110 people who have been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer or tumor that previous attended Colonia High School.

Al Lupiano and wife Michelle

Al had been previously diagnosed with a rare brain tumor about 20 years ago, in addition to his wife as well as his sister, who passed away in February at the young age of 44. As you can assume, they all attended Colonia High School. Since his sister’s passing, Al made a vow that he would uncover the cause of the illness stating: ‘I will not rest until I have answers’.

Al Lupiano’s sister, Angela DeCillis

So far, Al Lupiano has identified a possible origin of the diseases, which could be traced back to a sampling plant near the high school that had worked with uranium for the Manhattan Project to create the first atomic bomb.

In 1999, Lupiano had been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor at the age of 27; after learning his wife and sister received the same diagnosis he started to notice a pattern. Not to mention residents living near the high school have contacted him about similar cancer cases occurring.

The tumors Lupiano and his family have been diagnosed with are thought to be rare due to the cancer originating the brain, otherwise known as a primary brain tumor. On the other hand, secondary brain tumors are thought to originate somewhere else within the body and spread to the brain, which makes them much more common.

Lupiano said in a statement:

“It’s overwhelming. … I’m doing this not only for my wife, my sister — my nieces are currently in the school — but this deserves further understanding. Further explanation of what occurred at that high school over these decades of people being in the building. I don’t think this is the end of the story. I have a really bad feeling we’re going to find contamination beyond the high school. There’s lots and lots of people calling me, saying, ‘Look, I didn’t go to the high school, but I live a mile away, and we call our block cancer alley.’”

Lupiano’s theory is that the contamination from the nearby sampling plant that dealt with the uranium during the Manhattan Project seems to be the cause of these cases of rare cancers and tumors.

Lupiano reported:

“[W]e have really solid data on primary brain tumors because of what we learned after World War Two, what we learned after Chernobyl. The medical journals are rich with data supporting ionizing radiation causes brain tumors. So that’s why I focused on cancerous or malignant and benign — because they’re triggered by the same thing, and we have really solid statistics to say all.”

100 Percent Fedup noted:

Between the 1940s and 1967 – coincidentally the same year Colonia High School was built – the plant received shipments of uranium, thorium, and beryllium ores. And, while the plant reportedly “decontaminated to the standards in effect at the time,” there were “traces of radioactive materials that had been carried offsite over the years by wind and rain to yards of neighboring homes.”

The USACE also reports that in 1948, “some radioactively contaminated materials had been trucked from the plant to the Middlesex Municipal Landfill (MML), one-half mile away.” And, in the 1980s, “the excavated soil was stored at the site in a specially constructed pile, known as the Vicinity Properties (VP) pile.” This soil could have been transported to Colonia High School and used in its construction in 1967.

The New Jersey Departments of Health (DOH) and Environmental Protection (DEP), who are currently investigating the apparent cancer cluster, released a statement that said:

“Our agencies are aware of the concerns raised by local residents, particularly as they relate to Colonia High School, and are partnering with Mayor McCormac and Woodbridge Township to better understand the issue and determine whether any relevant environmental exposure concerns are present at the site. The Departments stand ready to assist Woodbridge in reviewing any environmental data it collects to determine appropriate next steps.

The Department of Health will work with the federal Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to provide an assessment of the potential health effects. If there are any potential environmental exposure pathways identified and a need for further environmental sampling, the state Health Department will work cooperatively with ATSDR to conduct a public health assessment and evaluate the potential for health effects.”

Source: 100percentfedup


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