So you have heard of Lupus - the infamous disease which causes a raccoon-like mask. I wish that was all it caused.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus was found in many people living in homes built on an old oilfield.
Connection? You bet.
Read the excerpt from the article:
"An alarmingly high number of people living in houses built on top of a disused oilfield in New Mexico have been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus. It is the latest in a growing number of lupus clusters near polluted areas, and points towards the environmental triggers for this complex disease."
If you know of someone who has Lupus, please attempt to find the cause of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
There is typically a cause for everything isn't there?
The old phrase of 'cause-n-effect' applies to disease as well - at least it should.
Read the full article at New Science:
Lupus cluster at oilfield points finger at pollution
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