According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (scroll way down until you come to the part on Texas) and you will see the following:
In 2009, data from the registry showed that six counties in the western Dallas-Fort Worth area had the highest incidence of invasive breast cancer in the state. These counties are Tarrant (which includes the city of Fort Worth), Denton, Wise, Parker, Hood, and Johnson.
So, the counties with the highest rates of breast cancer in Texas are in Tarrant, Denton, Wise, Parker, Hood, and Johnson Counties. The counties with the most natural gas production are, Tarrant, Denton, Wise, Parker, Hood, and Johnson Counties. Coincidence?
This map is from my presentation yesterday to the Dallas Drilling Task Force.
Breast cancer rate climbs up
Six counties including Denton have state’s highest incidence rates
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe / Staff Writer;
In 2010, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality inventoried emissions sources from natural gas production equipment in all 24 counties of the Barnett Shale. The six counties with the most production equipment are Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties — the same six counties with high breast cancer rates.