Archives: 2005

Terrorism from Within

December 28th, 2005, No Comments

To the Editor, Thank you for your editorial reminding the public of the danger posed by the widespread manufacture of toxic, and often unnecessary, chemicals. The public is largely ignorant of the damage they cause since information about toxic releases by local industry is hard to come by and largely unsupervised. The consumer is also […]

Biodiversity is NOT an Illness

December 15th, 2005, No Comments

To the Editor, Ms. Kolata’s recent article cites one of the great scientific misdirections of our time. Dr. Gallo, himself a cancer survivor, states that many toxic chemicals would be found in a biopsy of his tumor cells. He then diverts public attention to interactions between genes and the environment. Yes, the population varies greatly […]

NIH site on product safety not exactly helpful

December 1st, 2005, No Comments

To Whom it May Concern, I wish to know why you include information on products when the manufacturer refuses to list any information about their product? The first product I looked up upon receiving the URL for this site was “Bounce dryer sheets”. As an asthmatic, I know any amount of inhaled residues from this […]

Article on Autism in New Scientist cites paroxonase enzyme/gene

November 30th, 2005, 1 Comment

To the Editor, I spent 23 years working with autistic children and their families in New York City, prior to my becoming brain injured and permanently disabled from pesticide poisoning at the age of 45. I witnessed the tragic transition of this formerly rare syndrome into a commonly encountered form of developmental disorder with a […]

Buyer Beware

November 27th, 2005, No Comments

To the Editor, When will you require balanced reporting in health and science topics? Not a single interview with exterminators effectively employing non-toxic pest control methods, is found here. Such companies free people from the long-term chemical saturation of fabrics and porous materials in their homes and offices. The process may be more labor intensive […]

Life versus Life-Style – There is a Difference

November 24th, 2005, No Comments

To the Editor, I am appalled by the tone of this article, echoing the immature views of a culture that publicly extols family values while privately undermining them. Taking care of family is the natural course of events in most societies. However, our nation of nursing homes and ‘assisted living’ facilities enables the economically advantaged […]

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