Parents Believe 11 Cases of Young People in Moorpark with Brain Tumors Could Be Related

Some parents in Moorpark have reached out to consumer advocate Erin Brockovich for help.

Breanna Pflaumer of Moorpark (CBS screenshot)
Breanna Pflaumer of Moorpark (CBS screenshot)
At least 11 teens in Moorpark have developed brain tumors, and their parents suspect that something in town may be to blame.

As a result, some parents in Moorpark have reached out to consumer advocate Erin Brockovich for help, according to CBS Los Angeles (see attached video).

Brockovich, who is famous for for helping obtain the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history from Pacific Gas &  Electric Co., has been contacted by some parents in Moorpark, according to CBS Los Angeles. Julia Roberts won an Academy Award portraying Brockovich in the film Erin Brockovich.

“It’s hair-pulling for most families because they don’t get their phone calls returned. They get the usual ‘statistically it doesn’t matter.’ They get the usual, ‘statistically it falls into the cancer statistics and we can’t give you any more information than that,’”  Brockovich said, according to CBS.

Brockovich says the problem is there’s no national database where people can report their diseases, cancers or brain tumors, according to the report.

What do you think? Are you concerned about cancer in Moorpark? Tell us in the comments 
Jay Ross December 04, 2013 at 08:34 PM
I would like to know just what area in Moorpark all these victims live, are they close together, or other parts of Moorpark? Did they all attend the same school?
brenna December 05, 2013 at 07:58 AM
according to this article they all went to Moorpark HS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517674/Up-10-teenagers-diagnosed-brain-tumors-Moorpark-California.html
Jay Ross December 05, 2013 at 11:11 AM
If the source was in their homes, then it probably would have affected others in the home. Being that they all attended the same school, the source is most likely there. Then, did they all attend the same class rooms and classes at the same time?


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