Letters: Dec. 25, 2006

A World of Misplaced Worry

We fear massive terrorism plots, killer strains of bacteria in our food and lurking predators, but we seldom think of heart disease when we order fries. Thrill-seeking readers appreciated our analysis of the threats we face every day, which--surprise!--don't include a bungee jump or deadly snakes

Thanks for taking the time to point out what too often gets lost in today's climate of paranoia: people worry about the wrong things [Dec. 4]. I race motorcycles, so I often hear ill-informed proclamations about the danger I face. I contend that fast food and tobacco are much more likely...

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