As of June 2013,, Gable has done 27 cremations of indigent remains. Data for non-Indigent Burial Fund subsidized cremations is estimated at around 40, so that averages around 15 per month. It is not likely that there would be enough time to accumulate concentrations that other sources have had years to deposit on the roof and soil at Vestal. Time is the factor that nobody except the neighborhood is looking at.
Now if PPS elects to continue the study (which is unlikely) then more relevant data can be analyzed. Since the crematory only started operation in February of this year, any study of this kind is useless. The Mercury and PPS as well as Gable and the DEQ, are expecting that this issue will just "blow over" (no pun intended). Somehow I get the sense that Gable is in for a long, unprofitable fight.
The reporter fails to mention that the smoke (and ash) is carried across the street to an elementary school playground. For those of you who read this: Would you want your young child(ren) playing in the smoke and ash of the dearly departed?
No real data to show that Fluoride reduces cavity rates among low-income children in comparatively sized communities that fluoridate. Too many variables to skew the data, i.e. subsidy rates for pediatric dental care, ethnicity (diets high in sugar vs diets low in sugar) - sure the fluoridation opponents are whack, but why is the science all over the map? Why do some high-level studies disagree with CDC studies? CDC studies of other issues have been wrong. Common sense dictates when in doubt, avoid adding more substances, hence complexity to the problem. Begin with reducing substances first - for instance: sugar.
Real statistics on how Mult. Co. cavity rates are higher per capita than similar-sized cities who fluoridate would be helpful. This article's bias is not obscured in any manner. After all, they do have their advertisers to feed don't they?
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