Published: Sunday, Aug. 4 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
How dangerous is the pollution from Stericycle compared to the exhaust from an
automobile? How concentrated is that pollution? How much would a person have
to breathe before being adversely affected?Those who tell us that
the sky is falling at Stericycle should also tell us of the dangers of drinking
milk. Too much milk is bad for you. You could drown in milk! Eating too many
carrots is bad for you. Drinking too much water is bad for you. There is very
little danger than anyone would be harmed by milk, by carrots or by water just
as there is very little danger that anyone will ever be harmed by Stericycle.
Most of us would blame the pollutants in North Salt Lake from
refineries as a much more real danger than the exhaust from Stericycle. How many of those complaining about Stericycle are 100% certain that the
cars that they drive are not leaking ANY excess toxins into the air? How many
of them would give up their driving privileges for life if a random check showed
they were polluting more than the government allowed?
Doctors should be strongly supportive of true science. But Dr. Moench is more
committed to being an environmental activist. He is good at quoting various
statistics while telling only half of the story.Moench is not
committed to rigorous science, but rather is committed to his personal ideology
of anti-fossil-fuel / anti-nuclear / anti-mining, and cherry picks those
"facts" that seem to support it.
Any examples of Dr. Moench's statistics that "only tell half the
story"...I didn't think so....Only a really arrogant person
would claim that Moench has some personal agenda. His agenda is to improve
quality of life and the health of Utah's citizens. Off the
subject...Where on earth but Utah would you have people arguing on the side of
polluters? Coming up with my Deseret News Moniker was sooooo easy.
@ Mike Richards Your rant ignores an important issue, and that is the absence
of an air monitoring station in North Salt Lake. Many of us are suspicious of
Stericycle for good reason because of our knowledge of what they are burning.
But the state is not in a position to give us hard data. Ignorance is bliss?
Not when your family's health is at stake.P.S. the state's
air monitoring system is hopelessly underfunded, but I presume, Mike, that you
prefer we remain in the dark.
The question to ask would be this....How does a person like Dr. Moench
personally profit from warning people of the dangers of pollution? COMPARED to
how the polluters profit from making sure no one notices or questions their
pollution? Follow the money to judge the intentions and motivations here...Dr.
Moench profits not at all unless he owns some kind of alternative medical waste
company we all don't know about. The polluters make money hand over fist
by externalizing their pollution costs onto all of us. Hmmm, whom shall we
@PeanutGalleryCOuld you please post some links which tell the "other
half of the story?" Do you have links to research which indicates NO link
between pollution and sickness?
Marxist,Did you even read what you wrote? You told us that there
were no air monitoring stations in North Salt Lake, yet you're
"suspicious" about pollution. You told us the State has no hard
data.So, do you think it's a good idea to shut down a business
because you are "suspicious"? Is that how things work in America?
Wouldn't you expect to see "hard data" before you were convicted of
a crime or do you think that would be too "pro-business"?
Dr. Moench likes to cite two things that happened at the same time, and then
claim that naturally one caused the other.A while back he tried to
cause alarm about the "endocrine disruptors" issue, when in fact this is
a false health scare that was debunked years earlier. On another occasion he
tried to convince us that his mother’s death was caused by an inversion.
But such a conclusion has no basis in science whatsoever. He
quotes various studies as if they are scientific, but in reality they are mere
projections based on biased guesses. These "studies" conveniently
ignore factors that don't fit the environmental activist agenda. Dr. Moench ignores the true costs and benefits of the “solutions”
that he promotes. If we were to follow his prescriptions, we would be left with
a worse economy, fewer jobs, less freedom, and fewer resources to accomplish
things that have PROVABLE health benefits.
PeanutGallery,You still haven't provided any citations to studies
showing that pollution is safe, whereas the Utah Physicians for a Healthy
Environment's website cites scores of research studies to back their
claims. If you are so confident, then I suppose you will be happy to go
purchase a home near Stericycle so that one of those families can move and sleep
with peace of mind. AND pay top dollar thereby helping to bolster the economy.
Endocrine disruptors not a problem? I'd like to read the science please
because I'd love to be convinced that pollution is harmless.
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