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Erin Brockovich to probe New York ‘mass hysteria’ case


Last updated on February 16th, 2012 at 02:30 pm

Erin Brockovich to probe New York ‘mass hysteria’ case – latimes.com.

Erin Brockovich is really getting involved with the cluster of alleged neurological issues in teenagers in the Leroy, NY area.  The article describes the symptoms as “Tourette’s-like”, but I’m troubled by the lack of a definitive description (let alone diagnosis).  Brockovich, as discussed previously, is still focused on the 1970’s train derailment which spilled arsenic and tricholorethylene.  The speculation about what is causing these issues run from mass hysteria, even outright feigned behavior, to something environmental, such as vaccines or chemicals.

It’s hard to tell what’s going on.  I am almost certain that during the next few days or weeks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will get involved, interviewing and testing the students, and trying to determine if there is some correlation and possible causal factor.  We probably should wait until the real scientists get involved and provide some real analysis with evidence.

Michael Simpson
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