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Border Patrol Union: Equipment Operation Connected to 8 Cancer Cases

According to a message to its members, the union stated there were at least seven confirmed cases of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and one case of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma among agents who primarily had Backscatter/VACIS duties at checkpoints in the El Paso sector. VACIS, which stands for “Vehicle and Container Inspection System,” uses gamma-ray technology to looking into cargo containers.

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