Archives: 2003 August


August 12th, 2003, No Comments

To the Centers for Disease Control To Whom it May Concern, I wish to point out that your website makes claims concerning the safety of pesticides which cannot be “backed up” by peer reviewed research and is in violation of federal law. You state that the pesticides used in killing or repelling mosquitos are “safe […]

West Nile Moving Faster and Wilder

August 8th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, This article, (“West Nile Moving Faster and Wilder“) should have been named, “Propaganda about West Nile Moving Faster and Wilder”. Nation wide, the tragic deaths from WNV still do not qualify as an epidemic. It is a relatively mild disease compared with influenza which kills thousands every year in NYC alone. FACT: […]

West Nile fears take flight in Brooklyn

August 7th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, You might have calmed those fears expressed by Brooklyn residents in this story had your reporter mentioned the studies done on bird deaths in recent years by experts in the Audobon Society. They found the vast majority of bird deaths were NOT due to WNV. The bird deaths were due to actions […]

How to Write Letters and Influence People

August 7th, 2003, No Comments

We are a busy people, we Americans. We put more hours on the job than most cultures. The state of the economy usually results in people working more than one job or having to put in overtime just to keep the one they have! It is hard to become involved in one’s government and culture […]

Is there a Place for DDT?

August 7th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Dr. Henry Miller’s opinion (“Is there a Place for DDT?“) concerning the desirability of bringing back DDT to combat West Nile Virus is analogous to asking a surgeon to remove your nose to cure a cold. It will not cure your infections and will bring much greater harm to the individual. A […]

The Culture of Disease

August 6th, 2003, No Comments

[Harvey] Fierstein’s poignant OPED column, (“The Culture of Disease“), is not just a compelling story about one segment of society being railroaded into the acceptance of serious illness and death as their “birthright”. This graphic portrait paints a larger societal picture in which Americans have come to accept chronic illness and pain as our heritage. […]

Lyndhurst, Ohio Prohibits Spraying for Mosquitos (West Nile Virus)

August 6th, 2003, 1 Comment

To the Editor, I am a resident of NY and can personally attest to the ineffectiveness of urban spraying and the strongly adverse effects of pesticides upon the populace. I myself was disabled by pesticide poisoning at the age of 45, cutting short a career in special education. Now a “burden upon society”, receiving disability […]

Response from the Mayo Clinic

August 6th, 2003, No Comments

To the Mayo Clinic, I just read an article in the NY Times today about your sports medicine department’s inquiries into golfer’s “YIPS” and thought to “cc” you on the letter I sent to the Times editor: To the Editor, I certainly hope the Mayo Clinic protocol for investigating “YIPS” in golfers will include toxicological […]

Paging Dr. Frist!

August 6th, 2003, No Comments

Oh, Dr. Frist! You are wanted on the phone. Another emergency has arisen… The facts and figures show an economy all askew as the fastest growing industry in America is the one guaranteed to be a drain on the GNP rather than a boost. Over 14% of our economy is now reported to belong to […]

Toxic Mold

August 6th, 2003, No Comments

You do not see any scientists advocating that one ingest moldy food, inhale spores or continue to live with contamination after detection. Just why is that if the substance is truly benign or only dangerous to the “allergic” individual?

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