Archives: 2003 September

Human Life has Worth according to new government accounting

September 28th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Whew! Wow! What a relief…the Office of Management and Budget just realized that human life has value in excess of the costs generated to protect it from industrial poisoning! And all by throwing in an additional ten years of historical review according to your article “Review of Environment Rules Finds Benefits Outweigh […]

Faith-based Services here and abroad

September 27th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Our administration has used both monetary woes and ideological rationalizations (abortion issues) to restrict provision of secular government aid to other countries. This appears to have some interesting “unexpected” benefits to other portions of their agendas. It works well as a means of avoiding “competition” with missionary efforts if those become the […]

Contradictions in Asthma Management

September 25th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, It is gratifying to see heightened interest in chronic asthma, an increasingly prevalent illness throughout developed countries. Proactive strategies are undeniably the correct approach to take in all disease processes but are of particular importance in asthma, since so many attacks can be prevented through our awareness of triggers for bronchoconstriction. This […]

An Ill Wind From Factory Farms

September 22nd, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Mr. Schaeffer must have lived a nightmare existence within the EPA, knowing he was prohibited from doing the job the American people thought he was hired to do. My personal experiences also show that the EPA is an empty promise and false reassurance to the public in most cases. Last summer, I […]

Allocation of funds for West Nile Virus Spraying in Louisiana’s Tammany Parish

September 22nd, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Technology abounds but we rarely review the science intended to guide it. Tax increases to combat WNV need to be better apportioned as per science rather than popular perceptions As WNV infects more persons in a benign (symptom free) fashion, the resulting increase in immunity will mean fewer deaths. However, that respite […]

Doctors and Medicare Patients

September 17th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, In a letter to the editor on 9/17/03, a Dr. Levitt opined that doctors who treat medicare patients should not accept assignment but require all fees up front. This requirement would then “…reduce the number of …unnecessary visits, …as well as perhaps improving the doctor’s cash flow,,,”. Perhaps Dr. Levitt only likes […]

U.S. Opposes EU Effort to Test Chemicals for Health Hazards

September 10th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, This story should have been called, “Industry Fiddles while the GNP Burns”. The rates of disability in America are soaring with the census bureau noting 20 percent of adults between 16 and 64 suffer chronic illness. The SSA tells us three in ten workers will be disabled prior to retirement. Add to […]

To the New York Times

September 8th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, This far reaching story failed to detail the nature of Ms. Martin’s sensitivities to synthetic fragrances and the extent to which her condition is becoming prevalent in our society to a greater or lesser degree. Both the American Medical Association and the American Lung Association state that fragrances are triggers for asthma, […]

Germ Warfare

September 6th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Kudos to Dr. Markel and the NY Times for putting America under a microscope to reveal we are are being poisoned by the chemicals designed to remove germs from our environment! The antimicrobials (registered pesticides) are a danger in themselves, not to mention the additives used as carrier materials. Madison Avenue has […]

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