Archives: 2004

The Asthma Riddle is no $urprise to Us…

April 13th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, This article is a wake up call to Americans. However, it omits one essential question. Why are we spending so much money on consumer goods and services that trigger or cause asthma and reactive airway disease? Our product labels tell us almost nothing about our products since full disclosure on product labels […]

Keep it under wraps, please

April 13th, 2004, Comments Off on Keep it under wraps, please

To the Editor, Kudos to Environment and Human Health Inc as well as the New Haven Register for informing the public about how some lawn chemicals are packaged. The concept behind placing registered poisons in porous bags to improve storage life while consumers inhale fumes and toxic residues settle on nearby surfaces/food products, raises numerous […]

Letter to Dr. Iris Bell

April 13th, 2004, No Comments

Dear Dr. Bell, I have just read your special report on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) in the January, 2003 issue of the Psychiatric Times. It led me to question the attempt being made in many such articles, to summarize theoretical aspects of this diagnostic construct and report on a limited number of clinical observations made […]

Lies of Omission Take Many Lives

April 8th, 2004, Comments Off on Lies of Omission Take Many Lives

To the Editor, The refusal to notify citizens about environmental contaminants and toxic ingredients in consumer goods is a crime against the Bill of Rights. I have found the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness quite difficult while lugging a portable oxygen tank and functioning with a reduced IQ level from absorption of neurotoxic pesticides […]

D.C. Residents Pepper Officials On Water Woes

April 4th, 2004, Comments Off on D.C. Residents Pepper Officials On Water Woes

To the Editor, Questioning the cost-effectiveness of removing arsenic, mercury, lead and sulphur from our air and water is an automatic failure by our government to protect our greatest natural resources – the health and intellects of American citizens. Both are incontrovertibly damaged by pollutants and especially neurotoxic chemicals. I ought to know being chronically […]

Interrupted Lives, Uninterrupted Profits

April 3rd, 2004, Comments Off on Interrupted Lives, Uninterrupted Profits

To the Editor, This article is the perfect example of how this country’s Worker’s Compensation system is causing more disability and death than it can ever alleviate. Since employers are, for the most part, immune from liability for injuries to workers, they incur no losses by failing to alter unsafe working conditions. The state acts […]

The Bush “Begats”

March 27th, 2004, Comments Off on The Bush “Begats”

To the Editor, An administration should not just be judged by its employees but also through those individuals who leave in protest of its policies. This administration has provoked a series of high level retirements and resignations of Biblical proportions. The list rivals the litany of “begats” , raising the question of why persons of […]

What the Public Wants to Hear…

March 25th, 2004, Comments Off on What the Public Wants to Hear…

To the Editor, The final paragraph is most telling in terms of what the public needs to know about this White House. Critics like Clarke offer testimony as to factual occurrences while the White House hires image consultants like Rogich who understand the public’s needs, i.e., “I don’t think the American people believe that a […]

Cabbages and Kings; Texans and Tuna

March 20th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, Yes, it is time to talk of many things, as Lewis Carroll wrote, because it appears that pigs do indeed have wings. They are flying about the U.S. capital where pregnant women and children are drinking unacceptable levels of lead in water under the eye of informed regulators. Pigs are nesting in […]

“You’re Fired”

March 19th, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, Your latest editorial echoes the learned helplessness of the American voter, discussed in Reid’s article about the public’s feeling of distance from government. You wrote, “How much to trust the administration in future legislative battles will be up to lawmakers.” Not quite. Executive branch contempt for Congress is nothing less than contempt […]

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