The state's "study" completely ignored other studies, in the
hundreds, which establishes incinerators as dangerous to surrounding
neighborhoods. How could they ignore these? 98% of medical waste incinerators
have been done away. Why? There is a nationwide movement against such. The
State Dept of Health Environmental Epi program appears ignorant of this. There
have been many studies of medical waste incinerators, and they all establish
that such are dangerous to surrounding communities. It is
interesting that the state study showed significantly increased incidences of a
variety of cancers in the South Davis area including colon, rectal, prostate,
breast, stomach, and cervical in spite of the population having healthier
lifestyles including not smoking, yet the study author had the temerity to
suggest that downwind victims live more wisely by getting suggested screenings.
Well screenings don't prevent disease. Plants such as stericycle increase
irritable bowel disease greatly, and such people are 6X more likely to get colon
cancer.In addition, let me say that the study's authors do not
have the requisite qualifications to do a comprehensive health risk assessment.
This study is a travesty.
Dr. Brian Moench is calling for the closure of a facility that disposes of
medical waste products. The irony. He doesn't even want the facility moved
to another location - it must be closed. Period.Shouldn't Dr.
Moench tell us what he is doing to eliminate such waste, or the need for it, in
the first place? He's like a poacher complaining about having to buy a
"Shouldn't Dr. Moench tell us what he is doing to eliminate such waste,
or the need for it, in the first place?" Such was addressed extensively at
the rally. Next time come.