Clarification

November 10, 2007

The Sun is committed to providing fair and accurate coverage. Readers who have concerns or comments are encouraged to call Paul Moore, the newspaper's public editor. He can be reached at 410-332-6364 or toll free at 1-800-829-8000, ext 6364, or by e-mail at publiceditor@baltsun.com

An article Oct. 27 described a report by the U.S. health department's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease on the increased risk of cancer associated with arsenic in the soil of South Baltimore's Swann Park. The report said the increased risk of cancer among the park's most frequent users might be as much as 2 in 10,000 people. The article should have made clear that the risk of cancer in the U.S. population as a whole, not necessarily in South Baltimore, often is estimated at 1 in 3, or 3,333 out of 10,000 people.

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