In our humble opinions, we all need to keep a careful eye on this map (though it is slow to uplaod on some computers) especially those of us along the Gowanus Canal Corridors AND Public Place areas as many more residences are ultimtaely planned for those sites. That will obviously expose us all to even more risks of varying kinds due to all the toxic chemicals planned to be moved around under the plan of "residential development"! CORD
Map Tracks Incidences of Cancer Throughout New York State
By DANNY HAKIM
Published: May 10, 2010 Linkedin
ALBANY — New York unveiled what it billed as the nation’s first comprehensive statewide cancer map, which became available Monday on the Web site of the State Department of Health.
Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times
State officials were forced to create the map when the Legislature voted in support of it, and Gov. David A. Paterson sided against his own administration in signing the legislation.
The interactive map allows users to see the count of incidences of various types of cancer in different census blocks, which can number in the thousands of people in New York City or fewer than a hundred in upstate counties. For instance, randomly highlighting a four-square-block chunk of Brooklyn, between Henry and Court Streets and Second and Fourth Places, shows 23 cases of cancer out of 1,195 residents, with pancreatic and uterine cancers the most prevalent...... (See NY Times link above for more on this story.....)