To Our Long Island Town Meetings
October 18-21, 1999
to tell scientists about pollutants in the environment
You may have historical information about the use of land on Long Island that may not be recorded anywhere, and could be important for breast cancer research. For example, do you know:
- how land was used for agricultural purposes, such as the crops grown, before the mid-1970s when record keeping improved?
- the locations of closed gas stations; underground fuel storage tanks and leaks; automobile storage, maintenance, and fueling facilities; power stations; and military bases?
- the locations of other small industries, both past and present, whose locations may be unrecorded?
Come talk to representatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and tell about possible environmental pollutants, particularly of the past, to help research on possible links between breast cancer and the environment. You, who live on Long Island, have the best knowledge of your environment. This information is important for mapping sources of pollution and the study of how these sources may relate to breast cancer.
|Monday, October 18, 1999
7-9 p.m. — Hauppauge
Wyndham Wind Watch Hotel
1717 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
|Wednesday, October 20, 1999
2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. — Hempstead
200 Hofstra University North Campus
112 Student Center
|Tuesday, October 19, 1999
2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. — Riverhead
Ramada East End
1830 Route 25
|Thursday, October 21, 1999
2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. — Brookville
C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Hillwood Commons Student Center
For further information
or to arrange (by Oct. 10) for special needs
call toll free: 1-877-GIS-HLTH (1-877-447-4584)
People who cannot attend the town meetings may share their information by writing to:
LIBCSP - GIS
c/o NOVA Research Co.
4600 East-West Hwy., Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP) is a multistudy investigation of possible environmental causes of breast cancer on Long Island. As part of the project, a geographic information system (GIS) is being developed to help researchers study potential relationships between the location of breast cancer cases and environ-mental exposures on Long Island. The information obtained from the town meetings is for this GIS. GISs are powerful computer systems that can store, manipulate, analyze, and display spatial (geographic location) relation-ships. Other information to be included in the GIS is listed on the Web site. The LIBCSP was mandated by Congress in 1993 (Public Law 103-43), and is being funded and coordinated by NCI, in collaboration with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, both part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Interested in learning more about the GIS?