Archives: 2006

The EPA Fiddles while the USA burns. . .

July 31st, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, I am a 50 year old woman who became brain damaged and chronically ill in the manner described in your article about pesticide dangers. It is always encouraging to see that research is continuing to emphasize the obvious to an ignorant public. The labels on pesticides tell us it causes gastrointestinal, central […]

Prudent Avoidance or Prudent Choices?

July 30th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, The relegation of ordinances for public safety decisions to ‘local control’ is only ‘prudent’ when the correct questions are being posed and qualified persons are weighing the answers. However, one does not ask the local pesticide applicator to answer the question of, “What measures should we take to control roadside weeds or […]

The Criminalization of Visible Misfortune

April 11th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor Your article on car dwellers did not mention that it is still illegal to live in one’s car, even on private property with the permission of the owners. Such persons have the use of restrooms and kitchens for cooking so neighbors cannot claim their streets are being turned into some version of […]

Return to A Feudal Economy

April 5th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, I have yet to see any articles which explain how ‘immigrants entering this country under anything less than ‘green card status’, will experience better lives. How can ‘guest workers’ be expected to survive with wages that will fall below those already known to be inadequate to pay for food, rent, medical care […]

Welcome to my Office . . . uh, how thick is your chart?

March 22nd, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, Mr. Salgo’s discussion left out one disasterous consequence of the ‘drive through’ doctor’s office. The patient who is sick with complex or uncommon conditions will be ostracized and forced to ‘hop’ from doctor to doctor. Professionals are mostly unwilling to undertake (no pun intended), the financial penalties of taking a patient with […]

Sense and Sensitivities

March 19th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, The article on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity noted how individuals are often affected adversely by chemicals, yet rarely know the single exposure that pushed them over the edge into an overtly reactive state. We do know that approximately 12 to 16 percent of the population considers themselves to react poorly to chemicals while […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 4th, 2006, No Comments

To Whom It May Concern: I recently came across your wonderful website and the valuable work you are doing. However, I suffered brain damage in 1999 as a result of exposure to neurotoxic pesticides and it took me a long time to realize what had happened and to obtain appropriate diagnostic testing. This is because […]

A Culture of Health Care

January 11th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, Mr. Pear notes that drug sales exceeded $180 billion in 2004. Does your paper know that adverse drug effects (mortality and morbidity), exceeded $177 billion in the year 2000?ยน This means that not only is the public paying huge sums for drugs but they are paying even larger sums to mop up […]

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