Αρχική World News Breast Cancer Survivor Driven from Her Home by Noxious Gases from Nearby...

Breast Cancer Survivor Driven from Her Home by Noxious Gases from Nearby Paper Mill

JoAnn Carroll lives in South Carolina, but she’s been self-evacuated to her condo in Florida for the last few months as she waits for the air in and around her home to become cleaner and more breathable.

When JoAnn and her husband first left for the condo in January, she says there was no issue. But when they returned in April, JoAnn could barely breathe the air near their home. The hydrogen sulfide emissions from the nearby New-Indy Containerboard’s Catawba plant was simply too strong.

Photo: WCNC Charlotte

“The first day, there was a slight odor. I had a slight irritation in my throat and a little laryngitis,” says JoAnn. But within just a few days, it had gotten far worse, causing JoAnn’s ears and throat to burn.

“It was so bad that I couldn’t even speak,” JoAnn says. “My husband said, ‘This is insane.’ We packed up the car, and we left.”

Photo: WCNC Charlotte

Article continues below

Our Featured Programs

See how we’re making a difference for People, Pets, and the Planet and how you can get involved!

On their way back to Florida, their navigation app took them directly past the New-Indy plant.

“It never took us that way ever [before],” JoAnn says. “I started choking and gagging in my car.”

Luckily for JoAnn and her husband, they were able to escape to their condo in Florida until things get better. Their neighbors, however, haven’t been so fortunate. JoAnn believes scores of people in her neighborhood are suffering health issues related to the incident like she did.

Photo: WCNC Charlotte

And things aren’t all butterflies and rainbows for JoAnn and her husband either. They’re lucky to own two homes, but the inability to live in one of them is certainly a drag. For two months, they’ve been waiting for something to happen, and nothing has.

“It’s very sad because we’re paying taxes, and we’re paying [homeowners’ association] fees, and I can’t use my home,” JoAnn says.

Photo: WCNC Charlotte

The plant has had thousands of complaints and multiple lawsuits filed against it, and it is now under federal and state orders to clean up its emissions. However, it appears that nothing substantial has been done yet. JoAnn says she believes her neighbors are suffering substantially from the company’s irresponsible behavior.

As a breast cancer survivor, JoAnn is particularly vulnerable to environmental contaminants and is careful to avoid them so as to protect her health. She hopes her story can help put extra pressure on the owners of New-Indy to make changes to their manufacturing processes.

“I have no intention of letting New-Indy kill me,” she says.

Photo: WCNC Charlotte

In the meantime, however, she has an encouraging message for her neighbors, who, she believes, are going through undue stress, frustration, and discomfort, as well as potential health issues.

“You need to hold tight and be strong and don’t back down,” JoAnn says. “I’m not even there, and I’m not backing down.”

We hope that changes are enforced soon so that JoAnn can move back home to a healthier environment and so that her neighbors can stop enduring these noxious fumes day in and day out. No one deserves to go through this type of mental and physical suffering because of a company’s irresponsible behavior. Learn more in the video below.

Provide Mammograms

Support those fighting Breast Cancer at The Breast Cancer Site for free!

Whizzco Source

NEWSLETTER

Συμπληρώστε το email σας για να λαμβάνετε τις σημαντικότερες ειδήσεις από το ogkologos.com

Βρείτε μας

2,449ΥποστηρικτέςΚάντε Like
57ΑκόλουθοιΑκολουθήστε

Διαβαστε Επίσης

Καρκίνος και Κορωνοϊός (COVID-19) ΜΕΡΟΣ Α

Εάν είστε καρκινοπαθής, το ανοσοποιητικό σας σύστημα μπορεί να μην είναι τόσο ισχυρό όσο κανονικά, έτσι μπορεί να ανησυχείτε για τους κινδύνους που σχετίζονται...

ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΚΑΡΚΙΝΟΥ

Η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Κατά του Καρκίνου καθιερώθηκε με πρωτοβουλία της Διεθνούς Ένωσης κατά του Καρκίνου (UICC), που εκπροσωπεί 800 οργανώσεις σε 155 χώρες του...

ΕΞΕΛΙΞΕΙΣ ΣΤΗ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΗ-ΜΙΚΡΟΚΥΤΤΑΡΙΚΟΥ ΚΑΡΚΙΝΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΟΝΑ (ΜΜΚΠ)

ΕΞΕΛΙΞΕΙΣ ΣΤΗ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΗ-ΜΙΚΡΟΚΥΤΤΑΡΙΚΟΥ ΚΑΡΚΙΝΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΟΝΑ (ΜΜΚΠ) Γράφει ο Δρ Παπαδούρης Σάββας, Παθόλογος-Ογκολόγος   Ο ΜΜΚΠ βρίσκεται αναλογικά στο 80% και πλέον του συνολικού...

Διατρέχουν όντως οι καρκινοπαθείς μεγαλύτερο κίνδυνο λόγω κοροναϊού;

Σε πρακτικό επίπεδο, τα δεδομένα των σχετικών μελετών υποδηλώνουν ότι η χημειοθεραπεία ή οι άλλες αντι-νεοπλασματικές θεραπείες δεν αυξάνουν σημαντικά τον κίνδυνο θνησιμότητας από...

FDA: Η ακτινοβολία των smartphones δεν προκαλεί καρκίνο

Σε μια νέα έκθεσή της, η Υπηρεσία Τροφίμων και Φαρμάκων (FDA) των ΗΠΑ αναφέρει ότι επανεξέτασε τις σχετικές επιστημονικές έρευνες που δημοσιεύθηκαν τα τελευταία...

Νέα ανακάλυψη, νέα ελπίδα για τον καρκίνο

Ένα νεοανακαλυφθέν τμήμα του ανοσοποιητικού μας συστήματος θα μπορούσε να αξιοποιηθεί για την αντιμετώπιση όλων των ειδών καρκίνου, σύμφωνα με επιστήμονες του πανεπιστημίου Cardiff...
- Advertisment -

Ροή Ειδήσεων

Dad Creates Inclusive Children’s Book For Daughter With Disability And Others Like Her

Danny Jordan is a television producer and father of a child with an upper limb difference. Since there aren’t many children’s books out there...

Atlantic rowing trio smash world record and raise thousands for cancer charities

Abby, Charlotte and Kat (left to right) in English Harbour after breaking the world record. Three British women, including one with an incurable cancer, have...

Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosis and Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer

A global artificial intelligence (AI) competition, the Prostate cANcer graDe Assessment (PANDA) challenge, compiled and publicly released a European cohort for AI development, the...

Daughter And Her Terminally Ill Dad Go On Bucket List Adventures In His Final Days

72-year-old Patrick Mitchell loves life and always wanted to live past 100, but everything changed when he found out that he had terminal stage...

A new year of expanding research horizons

As a new year of research gets underway, we ask two of our Research Committee Chairs to take stock of the incredible science done...

Young Women At Increased Risk Of Aggressive Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is on the rise among younger women. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been...