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Sent: 9/9/2010 7:13:08 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Letter in today's Californian
We all deserve to live a clean, healthy life
James Thomason from Temecula ("Don't be concerned about a little dust," Sept. 2) stated, "I do not believe we can overlook all the benefits because of the privileged few who are concerned about a little dust. Let them spend more money at the car wash."
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis, otherwise known as silicosis, is a very real and dangerous disease, which is the collection of highly microscopic particles of silicone dust in the lungs. It causes a hardening of the lungs, which means breathing difficulties, like asthma, COPD, etc. ...
I learned most of this many years ago as a child living a good few "safe" miles from the same type of quarry as is proposed here. Because of growing up in these types of conditions, I am personally offended when told "it is only dust," or "go to a car wash."
You see, I know better. I live with this disease every day, and it's why I moved out here: for clean healthy air for my family and my grandchildren. We all deserve to live a clean and healthy life. Don't all of you deserve the same? Now I hope more understand why I am offended by all these people speaking without any knowledgeable sense.