Opinion | Newest Rollback: Mild Bulbs


To the Editor:

Re “New Rollback to Ease a Ban on Outdated Bulbs” (entrance web page, Sept. 5):

At the same time as authorities requirements are being lowered, trade and people should not have to comply with meekly together with the brand new rules. Proceed to restrict your family’s emissions, purchase fuel-efficient automobiles and maintain your LED bulbs lit.

Judith Martinez
Huxley, Alberta

To the Editor:

Rest of the federal government mandate for the manufacturing of energy-efficient gentle bulbs is a welcome improvement. If growing using extra energy-efficient bulbs is a worthy aim, authorities bans on much less environment friendly bulbs should not the way in which to perform it. Slightly, we must always tax inefficient bulbs extra closely in order that those that use them bear the prices. The identical strategy could be a preferable various to requiring automobile producers to satisfy gasoline effectivity requirements.

As your article acknowledges, there may be important client resistance to sure forms of environment friendly gentle bulbs. As a substitute of utilizing the heavy hand of presidency to dictate the forms of merchandise (whether or not gentle bulbs or autos) that customers might purchase, we may use the tax system to encourage energy-wise buying habits. This strategy would accomplish the aim whereas retaining the substantial good thing about client free alternative.

Kenneth A. Margolis
Chappaqua, N.Y.

To the Editor:

New Warning In opposition to Use of Marijuana for two Teams” (information article, Aug. 30) is paying homage to protection of pregnant girls and cocaine use that reported harm theories that had been alarmist.

Essential examination would reveal that the surgeon normal’s advisory focuses on associations and unspecified “dangers.” There’s an infinite distinction between issues that pose potential dangers, that are nearly every part a girl does, ingests or is uncovered to in the course of the course of being pregnant, and precise hurt to the pregnant girl and fetus.

Furthermore, it’s unimaginable to say that the overwhelming majority of medication and drugs pregnant girls take are secure as a result of pregnant girls are largely excluded from analysis research.

Lastly, being pregnant already makes many ladies in america targets for violations of medical privateness, arrest, detention, pressured therapy and household separation. Sadly, the surgeon normal’s alarmist and medically deceptive advisory focusing on pregnant girls makes punitive responses way more possible than compassionate, science-based well being care.

Lynn M. Paltrow
New York
The author is govt director of Nationwide Advocates for Pregnant Ladies.


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