Perchlorate lawsuits more legitimate for a few reasons

Dear Editor,
I agree with what you are fundamentally saying about the amount
of lawsuits launched in this day and age.
Dear Editor,

I agree with what you are fundamentally saying about the amount of lawsuits launched in this day and age.

However to level the playing field:

1. Olin required that homeowners sign a contract waiving all further liability after installing the filtration systems. This is before a conclusive study and health goal has been decided by the EPA and NRDC.

2. A recent study “Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion” by the National Research Council stated that infants cannot consume a rate of 6ppb of perchlorate without facing a myriad of developmental effects (mental retardation being one of them) and nursing mothers are also at risk for perchlorate consumption.

3. The Environment California (www.environmentcalifornia.org) group has written a number of perchlorate studies (not funded by chemical companies) warning of the dangers or lack thereof of the chemical.

4. Sen. Dianne Feinstein recently issued an amendment to a bill that is asking for funding to conduct a full scope of studies so that finally we might have a definitive answer as to the after effects of perchlorate consumption.

In essence, it is not fair to belittle someone over a lawsuit that brings attention to an issue that needs attention brought to it.

Melissa Schilling, Gilroy

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