Jul 8, 2008

Philip R. Klein On PCB

For my "Open Letter to Caroline Klein," follow this link.

In a posting to the Southeast Texas Political Review, Philip R. Klein wrote on June 18, 2008:

Our problem is that Uncle Hillty is a liar. He continues to just make these issues up. According to the EPA they can and do monitor and test Dioxins and can monitor and detect PCB's. "He does not know what he is talking about," said our source at the EPA.

Ironically, I have the same problem with Philip. Compare his statement from this purported "source at the EPA," with documentation on monitoring dioxins from the EPA's own website:

In addition, our awareness of dioxin sources and subsequent population exposure to dioxin emissions is limited by our inability to monitor this pollutant and assess exposure risk.

We can, however, find this airborne pollution after it has been metabolized by living organisms, such as fish. 

From today's Beaumont Enterprise:

Eating too much spotted seatrout and catfish from Galveston Bay and surrounding fishing spots could cause long-term health problems as a two-year study shows higher levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biyhpenyls, or PCBs, in the two types of fish, according to a news release form the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Here's the link to the document on the State Health Services website.  I suppose that Philip believes that only left wing liberals enjoy fishing.

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