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The Toxic Tour of Gainesville, Georgia
The Newtown Florist Club
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The Newtown Florist Club began as a group of dedicated women who came together to collect money for flowers whenever there was a funeral in the area.  Gradually, the members of the club became community activists.  They saw their good friends and neighbors dying, often mysteriously.  So many of their loved ones were passing away due to lupus, cancer and other suspicious health problems.  As the death toll got higher and higher, members of the Newtown Florist Club began wondering about the unusually high rate of health problems in the area.  They learned about the environmental justice movement, stopped "wondering" and started demanding answers.

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