Children and adolescents are getting kidney cancer at higher rates over the past decade.
African American children and adolescents are being diagnosed with all cancers. Why?
The 64,000 thousand dollar question is why? I would speculate that poor diet, soda, processed foods, heavy metal contamination, leaky gut and genetics are all part of the picture. We know now that the CDC hid vaccine injury information that caused autism for years which impacted African American boys most negatively.
What food is generally available in the poorest neighborhoods of color? Alcohol, soda, energy drinks, processed foods, high sugar, high salt with low to no nutritional value is what is on the shelves. It's definitely not what your grandmother would approve of for good health.
Neighborhoods of color are the beneficiaries of environmental racism. Increased rates of asthma, hypertension, cancers, diabetes and obesity are linked to environmental exposures like: lead, mercury, cadmium and other noxious liquid chemicals from industries that take advantage of setting up shop in vulnerable populations.
African American children are the environmental canaries.
I've made a commitment to educate the African American community about lifestyle changes that can prevent cancer and save lives. If you know of an African American community group that is interested in environmental detoxification and cancer prevention let me know. I want to share the knowledge. I don't want African American children to be environmental canaries.