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Re: A bit of history, for those new to the anti-dioxin move

  Regarding the question of a possible dioxin and asthma link:
  My understanding is that asthma is more than just 
  a response to air pollutants entering the lungs. 
  It's the result of an immune system malfunction.
  While evidence of a direct breathing response to 
  dioxin may not be in the literature --- dioxin 
  and other chlorinated organics are suspected of 
  damaging the immune system.
  Isn't it possible that dioxin's damage to the immune 
  system is making people more vulnerable to 
  developing an asthma response to other 
  Rebecca Leighton Katers
  Clean Water Action Council of N.E. Wisconsin
  2220 Deckner Avenue
  Green Bay, WI 54302
  Phone:  414-468-4243
  Fax:  414-468-1234
  E-mail:  cwac@execpc.com