posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 01:43 PM
First of all, I am not downplaying the effects shs has on those in the workplce who are innocently exposed to it when I point out that in many
instances those employees would be better off worrying about the other substances within the place!! You seem to be downplaying the effects of those
Machinists go to work every day, they grind lead, aluminmum and other metal all day long. Go do a search on occupational hazards on google or
something for any manufacturing occupation just about and read what they are being exposed to.
If someone exposing you shs and that should be illegal, well, the next conclusion would be that the production of most of our products should also be
illegal, along with driving your car!
The laws in NY were put into place specifically to "protect the workers", well, I am asking by what justification should they intervene when it
comes to shs, of which, hey, the idea of adequately ventilated smoking areas and such were suggested and rejected, and yet, they chose to ignore other
much more dangerous carcinogens within that same workplace.
Emphasizing the dangers of shs isn't going to help in that area. I've already researched that, along with the substances that were in my
workplace....which would kill any poor bird that happened to get stuck in the place within 24 hours by the way...along with many other occupations,
including machinists, plumbers, shipbuilders, workers in plastic factories, ect. ect. ect.
While I was working in that print shop, there were many people who would develope asthma like symtoms once they began there. They'd go to the
doctor. As far as I know, no doctor ever informed any of them that hey, that solvent, the styrene, the xylene, ect, ect would cause those problems,
they just kept pointing at the small room far, far away where people smoked, or, in one case, the mold that was growing in a house. The smoking is
gone, and well, another has left recently, because the problem still has cleared up!!!
The danger of shs doesn't even come close to that of some of the other stuff.
And, yes, I've been known to drive real slow sometimes while driving down the highway.....one of the reasons I don't drive much anymore, ya see, for
some reason, my feet, and well, my legs are starting, go dead, and well, then there's no pressure on the gas peddle is there.
That solvent and crap has been proven to cause nuerological problems also...but, how can I expect you to understand that one...it isn't being blasted
on the tv night after night like some other things.
Do a search on the envrionmental dirty dozen, you'll find the information I am referring to concerning Kodak...which well, I really don't know why I
am knocking them so much since well, they probably aren't any worse than any other industry. And,well, they are phasing out the film and going
into the nice clean digital industry. Of course, this is motivated by consumers, and the fact that the digital is much easier and more convenient
that messing with the film and has nothing to do with any health or safety issues that might have been present with their previous operations.
the other hazards that happen to be in the workplace that they are banning shs from is not off topic!! "the health of the employees" is cited in
the arguments for it, therefore discussion of those other hazards should be brought into consideration also....and compared with that of shs. How can
you justify interferring with how a business operates itself, or treats their employees in that one regard, while ignoring substances that are posing
risks that are 100 times or more likely to cause serious problems? You can't!