Reader shocked by Brown’s comments


Editor, The Commercial:

I am always amazed and shocked by comments that some city council members make.

Glen Brown stated on Monday, July 1, that even though the Armory was full of asbestos the problem could be solved with soap and water.

Asbestos was first widely used in 1858. The first health issues were raised in 1906.

Mining for asbestos was stopped in 1983. And its use was totally banned in 2003.

There are currently over a million people who are terminally ill or have died from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis caused by exposure to asbestos.

It’s too bad they didn’t have Mr. Brown, the scientific genus. He would have fixed everything with soap and water.

Gini Holt-Aiken

White Hall