We are all happy that researchers have found Tamoxifen, a drug to prevent breast cancer.
I'm not a scientist but for years I have been aware of an obvious way in my small community of North Park in Roslyn Heights, where every third house has someone with the disease, to further prevent it from spreading.
Almost 40 years ago I moved to Roslyn - the country at that time - where my two young children would be brought up in an environment of clean air and pure water. The only drawback was that the promised sewers were not yet installed and we'd have to make due temporarily with cesspools (almost every house has had to add an extra cesspool). Over that 40 year period I have annually paid a sewer tax for the sewer I never got and at the same time paid to have the cesspools which overflow, emptied of the accumulated waste.
Politicians have been alerted to this breast cancer pocket but as they thought it only involved 50 houses, (not too many votes) no one paid attention. What is involved is the fact that the accumulation of muck underground cannot but help reach our water system and spread much beyond North Park. The only common bond of so many afflicted women is that they all have these filthy cesspools in their ground but all residents in the entire area are at risk. Our next door neighbor, South Park, has sewers to which we could easily be hooked into. The day they replace these cesspools for sewers is the day we save lives of women in all of Roslyn.