Letter to the editor 1, March 26, 2015

Dear Editor,

Some remaining victims who were born with disabilities because their mothers took the medication Thalidomide during pregnancy have finally been offered compensation by our federal government. What about those children with mental disabilities such as ADHD or learning disabilities whose pregnant mothers had certain pesticides detected in the, or were taking some medications such as acetaminophen?

Who is responsible? Who is keeping records?

What about those cases of dementia that might be due to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), in whom are seen higher levels of PCBs, a persistent contaminant in the environment and which can also be traced in food?

June Irwin M.D.


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