Who can I talk to for more information?
For questions about the cancer investigation, you can contact the Frederick County Health Department, at 301-600-7400. Questions about Fort Detrick work conditions or the environmental investigation and remediation should be directed to Fort Detrick. Employees who are concerned that their health may have been adversely affected by their work environment are encouraged to speak to their employer, personal health care provider, or the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health program.

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1. What did the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) find in their 2009 Public Health Assessment?
2. Who is responsible for collecting information about cancer?
3. What is a cancer “cluster?”
4. How are cancer cluster concerns investigated in Maryland?
5. What is the relationship between cancer and environmental exposures?
6. What are the cancer rates in Frederick?
7. What was the scope of the preliminary cancer cluster investigation by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)?
8. Why was 2000 the earliest year of analysis in the preliminary report of the initial cancer cluster investigation?
9. What were the preliminary findings of the DHMH cancer data analysis?
10. Is the risk of non-cancer health conditions being assessed?
11. If significant excess cancers are found in a specific geographic area within the county, then what?
12. Who can I talk to for more information?