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Published: Thursday, Feb. 13 2014 5:18 p.m. MST

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marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT

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 hunting license.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

"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.

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