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April 30, 2007 – Comments (0)

So I climbed down from the tree I was hugging, and found these little tidbits and thought I would share.

EWG's Anila Jacob, MD, testified in the House about the dangerous effects that perchlorate, aka rocket fuel, could have on infants as a result of contaminated drinking water in many U.S. cities. 

http://www.ewg.org/issues/perchlorate/20070425/index.php

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus testified that the financial burden of cleaning up tap water would be too burdensome for corporate giants like Lockheed Martin.

On January 10th 2006 the Washington Post reported that health care costs have increased 8% annually for ten years and now consume 16% of the United States economic output.

I'd write John to ask him which he thinks is more expensive, but his contact info directs me to address letters to "volunteers for Shimkus". That is a list I do not want to be on, and to me suggests he only wants to hear from a specific subset (people who are not me) of the whole voting population anyway.

So I hugged a baby, sent money to the EWG, and now I am going back to the tree.

But first I'm calling Waxman and Boxer.

Steven

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