Cancer Concerns in Zip Code 32937
Concerns have been brought to the attention of the Department of Health in Brevard (DOH-Brevard) regarding cancer rates in specific zip codes.
While we have no evidence of a disease cluster, we also understand the strong concerns in the community. Read the Brevard County Cancer Assessment here.
The Florida Department of Health (Department) will continue to monitor cancer incidence in the suspected areas of concern. Moreover, the Department will continue to work with local cancer stakeholders to provide education on cancer and what constitutes a suspected cancer cluster in addition to staying abreast of any new medical and scientific discoveries to better understand the occurrence of cancer.
Any specific information regarding Patrick Air Force Base should be forwarded to the U.S. Air Force.
For questions or concerns, please email: CHPBrevardReportQA@flhealth.gov
- Cancer Cluster definition information from Centers for Disease Control
- Cancer Cluster Investigations: When exposure to environmental contaminants is suspected
- Differences between ATSDR's Minimum Risk Levels and EPA's Health Advisory for PFOA/PFOS
- Florida Cancer Registry
- Frequently Asked Questions - Cancer Cluster and State Cancer Registry
- Frequently Asked Questions - Water and PFAS
- List of Laboratories Certified in Florida to Analyze for Perfluoro Alkyl Substances in Drinking Water
- PFAS Fact Sheet (ATSDR)
- Risk Factors for Cancer (NIH)
- What is biomonitoring? (Video)
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