Archives: 2007

Ignorance is Profitable – as long as the “mark” doesn’t see ya coming…

December 28th, 2007, No Comments

Update on labeling for milk in Pennsylvania: The Inquirer informed me they were interested in printing my letter to them on this subject but, lo and behold, today we see this breaking news. It appears that there was sufficient outcry to delay the ban on truth in labeling for milk derived from cows treated with synthetic […]

Ignorance is Profitable

December 28th, 2007, No Comments

The Pa. Department of Agriculture paper decided to give in to the dairy industry and stop allowing companies that sell milk to say that their milk doesn’t contain the artificial hormone rBST.  http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20071223_Hormone_labeling_of_Pa__milk_to_end.html  Evidently, the inclusion of that information for consumers infers that there might be something wrong with the hormone which, by the way, happens […]

Asthma Treatment: Inherently Illogical

December 3rd, 2007, No Comments

A recent article in the NY TImes discussed recently discovered hazards in certain asthma drugs. Hazards aside, most patients are never told how the medical management of asthma is basically illogical for sufferers of widespread extrinsic/reactive lung problems. I thought I would try to explain it to the Times in 150 words or less. —————————————————————- […]

Better Labeling Needed for Fragrances

July 15th, 2007, No Comments

Alternative Medicine magazine published an article about the dangers of synthetic fragrances a couple of months ago.  The industry objected to the assertion that it used unsafe ingredients in their products and complained about the sources cited by that author.  Of course, they provided no proof that their ingredients actually were safe and could not […]

A Debate has Two Sides – This Doesn’t Qualify

June 16th, 2007, No Comments

The Amherst Bulletin published a letter (presumably by a non-smoker) who pitied the poor smokers who were becoming increasingly restricted in the number of venues in which they could satisfy their nicotine cravings. Non-smokers seeking to preserve their air quality were indicted by this party for turning smokers into a new class of persons experiencing […]

Physician Delusions about Neurotoxicity

May 2nd, 2007, 2 Comments

The NY Times printed my letter regarding their article concerning “Chemo Brain”. That article described how, until recently, many physicians disregarded the cognitive side effects of toxic chemicals used to treat cancer as being ‘illusions’ on the part of patients (particularly females). Chemotherapy Fog Is No Longer Ignored as Illusion By Jane Gross (April 29, […]

Disease as a Function of Moral Decay

April 25th, 2007, No Comments

The Washington Post published an article that dispels the myth of our modern age.  If we are so advanced, why is the health of our population declining rather than improving?  Perhaps the  length of life has been extended but the early onset of multiple and serious conditions indicate we are merely living longer with disease […]

An End to Childhood – The Lies of 9/11

April 21st, 2007, No Comments

An article (http://www.nysun.com/article/52903) in the N.Y. Sun confirms the lies told regarding the air quality in NYC after the events of 9/11.  Below the introductory paragraph of that article are my comments to the paper on that subject:  Court Backs EPA Chief in 9/11 Toxins Case  By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN Staff Reporter of the Sun April 20, […]

Smell-O-Phones; A fragrance coming VERY near you and your lungs

April 16th, 2007, No Comments

I can think of fewer products which  are more counter-productive to market than cell phones which spray perfume in your face.  Cell phones are designed for speech and fragrances reduce lung function.  That is why sensible  singers and choral groups avoid them.     The incorporation of these toxic and mostly untested fragrance chemicals within every product on the […]

The Insanity Begins Again – West Nile Fear (versus Virus)

April 14th, 2007, No Comments

Birdsong is accompanied by the whine of mosquitoes. It is inevitable and, unless you are foolish enough to move to swampland, controllable without undue destruction to ourselves and the environment. The first news stories are emerging as notice goes out to populations everywhere that they are going to be poisoned in order to reduce their […]

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