2014 Health Maps

Coldwater Creek Health Maps depict illness and disease in our community as a result of exposure to contamination from Manhattan Project waste materials that sat out in the elements next to Coldwater Creek at the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS) & the Hazelwood Interim Storage Site (HISS). Coldwater Creek Health Maps are copyrighted material and must be sourced/linked back to this site. Maps may not be used for marketing and/or commercial purposes.

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*generously a community similar to our size should see a maximum of 8 cases
Autoimmune (320)
Brain (113 reported / 95 brain + 18 noncancerous)
Cancer (All) (Almost 3300 reports of cancer or other illness)
Thyroid (202 / 59 thyroid + 143 thyroid conditions)

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Background on maps:

Genesis: Facebook users posting information on illness and residence on Coldwater Creek – Just the Facts group

  • Approximately 750 cases
  • Information collected and hand-entered

After Leisa Zigman’s KSDK story in January, 2013, group
membership expanded dramatically

  • Today almost 8400 members
  • Automated data collection process using SurveyMonkey
  • Directed from FB site to survey link
  • Informed that we were collecting this voluntary information to
    produce maps

Survey information

  • Almost 2800 additional reports via survey through October, 2013
  • Added the original Facebook cases prior to the survey launch
  • Removed by hand duplicate entries, entries without sufficient information
  • Almost 3300 reports of cancer or other illness
  • Complete list of other illnesses available on Facebook site

Today: maps of over 1400 cases:

  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Thyroid problems
  • Many no longer living in area

Only information from those who heard about site and
volunteered information